Hello dear list!
I am applying for this year's GSOC  and I would like to contribute by
bringing GitLab  in Fedora. For those that don't already know
GitLab, it is a Self hosted Git management software written on Ruby on
Rails, pretty much like github's interface (you can try a demo here ).
It is a ruby app with lots of dependencies and I think this is a great
opportunity to extend the list of packaged gems supported by Fedora. Let
alone the fact that with the momentum GitLab has gained (it is in the
top 50 most popular open source projects on github) it would be an asset
if Fedora had this packaged. Also, the core developer was more than
willing to help with the process .
I could use any help needed on packaging. I have already exchanged a
couple of mails with Vit Ondruch and he pointed me to a direction. In
fact I am in the middle of reading all the related stuff from the wiki.
So what are your thoughts? Any guidance, ideas or insights are very much
PS. There is also the thought of deploying GitLab to git repositories on
fedorahosted.org, but that's irrelevant to this list.
A while ago I posted a note on the Devise forum asking if anyone was
going to build an RPM for Fedora but didn't get any responses at all -
no-one even viewed the post! What happens with Gems in this category?
Am I supposed to do anything? Add a request somewhere? Use the Gem
instead of an RPM while I wait for someone to do the work for creating
the RPM? Should I bite the bullet and see how to produce the RPM
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In looking over the release notes for Rails 4, it looks like it has a
hard requirement on Bundler. Is that the case?
I have been working on patching out Bundler's initialization from
Gitorious in preparation for packaging it, so that I could avoid the
problems associated with hard dependencies on specific minor version
numbers for each Gem. I wonder if the sisyphean boulder is just going
to roll back down the other side of the hill if Rails 4 itself will
On 06/25/2013 04:23 PM, Mo Morsi wrote:
> On 06/25/2013 08:17 AM, Axilleas Pi wrote:
>> Following Sarup's post (awesome project btw), here is mine for the
>> past week. Little late though since it is already Tuesday :p
> Hey Axilleas, just read your post looks great!
> I encourage you to join the ruby sig if you haven't already . It's a
> great community and if you need any help w/ anything Fedora/Ruby that's
> the place to ask to get a quick answer. Also we're always looking for
> ways to optimize the ruby -> rpm packaging and deployment process so if
> you want to contribute to that as part of this we'd more than welcome
> your help. Feel free to shout out here or on irc for ideas around this,
> there is plenty to do! (I'm 'mmorsi' in #fedora-ruby on freenode).
> Also if you haven't yet added your blog to fedoraplanet.org and possibly
> rubycorner.com, I'd encourage you to do that as well. Both are great
> venue's to widely distribute your content and get people interested in
> the Fedora / Ruby platform. They've really helped me gain exposure for
> my blog.
> Looking forward to seeing gitlab in Fedora!
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Ruby_SIG
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BTW I wrote this script  a little while back that uses the bundler
and Fedora api's to check a gemfile against Fedora. Might help you /
anyone else who has a Gemfile-based app to package for Fedora.