Message from 2022
This post is pretty old! Opinions and technical information in it are almost certainly oudated. Commands and configurations will probably not work. Consider the age of the content before putting any of it into practice.
HTTPal and Carpark are now on Rubyforge. What does this mean for you?
bkerley@sandwich ~> sudo gem install Carpark Attempting local installation of 'Carpark' Local gem file not found: Carpark*.gem Attempting remote installation of 'Carpark' Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org Successfully installed Carpark-18 bkerley@sandwich ~> sudo gem install HTTPal Attempting local installation of 'HTTPal' Local gem file not found: HTTPal*.gem Attempting remote installation of 'HTTPal' Successfully installed HTTPal-19 bkerley@sandwich ~> sudo gem list *** LOCAL GEMS *** Carpark (18) car and cdr array functions HTTPal (19) HTTP browser library
You can still grab the source from my svn (the repos are at http://brycekerley.net/svn/carpark/ and http://brycekerley.net/svn/httpal/ ), and they now include Rakefiles to test and gem-ify them. However, you’ll need to make a gem-signing key to do so without hacking the Rakefile.
Pretty much I’m just using Rubyforge for hosting the gems, at least until there’s substantial documentation available for either package.
Carpark is public domain, and HTTPal is LGPL. I reserve the right to change these in the future, and I still have to mark up the source.