Thanks to the people who responded - see inline comments:
On 2013-02-26 21:14, Nathan Wan wrote:
> I'm no expert here but I'd like to add my two cents.
 is a project started last summer. It is
> intended to give an overview of the progress of gem->rpm conversions
> on fedora.
> We used to have a section called Most Wanted Gems whose purpose is
> exactly to provide a way for people to vote for gems they want, but
> haven't been converted into rpms yet. Hopefully with more votes,
> developers will pay more attention to those highly wanted gems.
> (Well, at least this is what we've planned initially.)
That table is still there on the home page but how do I add to it?
> Although the website is still pretty much in progress, and
> unfortunately it only tracks gems with rpms currently (instead of the
> whole bunch from rubygems.org
), maybe we will roll out the feature
> soon if people do find that useful.
I think it is a great idea for the whole Gem=>RPM project.
I don't have an immediate need for "devise" at the moment but I'm sure
I will have the need in a few months time - I will attempt the
conversion process (maybe on a simple gem first?) after I have moved
house in a month or so - but the process does look cumbersome - maybe
it is not as bad as it looks?
Yes I'd personally love to see this happen. Stuff like automating the
conversion on a gem being published, setting up hosted yum repos, and
deeper gem inspection so as to pull the maximum that we can from a gem
package. It's a tricky project but is sorely needed / would be well used.
If you need any help getting started w/ the isitfedoraruby codebase just
ask, be sure to also check out gem2rpm.