What is Emerald?
- A package manager? Well not really cause its not handling the dependency graph itself, just calling bundle commands...
- A virtual environment? Yes probably. It is designed to scope dependency installation to the project level.
- A statement about how much I love NPM? yes, also guilty. I found Ruby development ugly. I didnt like the package manager ecosystem and how I was expected to use it as a developer. You could consider this to be a description of what I think the interface should look like for a developer.
- A personal learning project? most definitely! I am learning so much about the ruby ecosystem through this. And hey perhaps Ill actually tackle the dependency resolution part too!
gem install emerald-package-manager
Add a file to the directory called
emerald.yml with content like the following:
gem_path: "gems" scripts: start: ruby ./helloworld.ruby
Then to install the gems simply run:
this will install all your dependencies in the
gems folder in your local directory
Then to run the script simply run
em do start
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/andrewschmidt-a/emerald.