I maintain (voluntarily without pay for years now)
the (open source) pluto feed reader / planet  that runs Planet
OpenStreeMap, Open SuSe, KDE, and others.
Yesterday Planet Neuroscience opened this support ticket (on github):
Feeds requiring cookie support 
Background: The pluto feed reader uses the standard ruby Net::HTTP module
(via the fetcher gem that handles caching and redirects but no cookies yet).
Now the question: What's the "best way" to add cookies support to
the standard ruby
Net::HTTP module? What's your recommendation? Tips? Tricks?
Happy networking programming with ruby. Cheers. Prost.