[ANN] rubygems-sandbox 1.1.0 Released

rubygems-sandbox version 1.1.0 has been released!

* <https://github.com/seattlerb/rubygems-sandbox>

The sandbox plugin for rubygems helps you manage your command-line
tools and their dependencies. Sandboxed gems are installed in their
own private rubygem repositories with all of their dependencies. This
means that you don't have to have a rat's nest of gems in your global
repository in order to run popular command-tools like rdoc, flog,
flay, rcov, etc.

gem sandbox has the following sub-commands:

  * install gem_name ... - install 1 or more gems
  * plugin gem_name plugin_name ... - install a gem and plugins for it
  * remove gem_name ... - uninstall 1 or more gems
  * help - show this output

Once you install gem sandbox will output something like:

    Copy the following scripts to any directory in your path to use them:

    cp /Users/USER/.gem/sandboxes/GEM/bin/TOOL _in_your_$PATH_

Copy the scripts to a directory in your path (eg ~/bin or /usr/bin)
and you're good to go.

Changes:

### 1.1.0 / 2011-09-27

* 4 minor enhancements:

  * Added `gem sandbox clean`.
  * Added `gem sandbox list`.
  * Added `gem sandbox outdated`.
  * Added `gem sandbox update`.

Ryan Davis wrote in post #1024009:

rubygems-sandbox version 1.1.0 has been released!

* <https://github.com/seattlerb/rubygems-sandbox>

The sandbox plugin for rubygems helps you manage your command-line
tools and their dependencies. Sandboxed gems are installed in their
own private rubygem repositories with all of their dependencies. This
means that you don't have to have a rat's nest of gems in your global
repository in order to run popular command-tools like rdoc, flog,
flay, rcov, etc.

How does this compare with https://github.com/jbarnette/isolate

"Official" RG sanctioned successor?

Jon

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Isolate is for creating a private gem repo per project, usually for development (but also deployment). Isolate also will automatically install/update/cleanup as needed on every run (and it is fast about it too).

rubygems-sandbox is only oriented around "isolating" a single gem utility / command-line tool and its dependencies and is entirely static once set up. It is really meant for tools like flog, flay, rcov, rdoc, etc.

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On Sep 28, 2011, at 09:12 , Jon Forums wrote:

Ryan Davis wrote in post #1024009:

rubygems-sandbox version 1.1.0 has been released!

* <https://github.com/seattlerb/rubygems-sandbox>

The sandbox plugin for rubygems helps you manage your command-line
tools and their dependencies. Sandboxed gems are installed in their
own private rubygem repositories with all of their dependencies. This
means that you don't have to have a rat's nest of gems in your global
repository in order to run popular command-tools like rdoc, flog,
flay, rcov, etc.

How does this compare with https://github.com/jbarnette/isolate

"Official" RG sanctioned successor?