What’s mining: Install gems from RubyMine

Eugene Toporov

We’ve added a basic Ruby gem manager functionality in the latest EAP build.

It allows you to browse local gems inside a selected Ruby SDK and choose the ones you need in the project including the dependent ones. For Rails projects, the latest found version of Rails is auto-added.

That’s almost all that we have now. But this is far from all we plan.

So, here is what’s coming soon:

  1. Browse remote gem repositories and install gems. rubyforge.org is the default, of course.
  2. Want a new Rails project but Ruby on Rails is not there? Hardly possible, but in case it happens, the needed gems will be downloaded and installed on the project creation.
  3. Want to debug your app, but debugger gems not installed? RubyMine will handle it automatically.

For dessert, here is the list of gems from http://gems.rubyonrails.org

Already tried the Rails 2.3.0 RC1, by the way?

Which of the new features you think RubyMine should have first? Let us know!

Posted by Eugene Toporov, Marketing Manager

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2 Responses to What’s mining: Install gems from RubyMine

  1. Taras Tielkes says:

    February 12, 2009

    The way that gem versions are represented in the UI does not seem to scale for gems that have a large number of versions available.

  2. Eugene Toporov says:

    February 13, 2009

    Taras: you’re absolutely right! We’ve seen such cases and we’re now looking for a best way to present it.
    Thanks for the note!


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