Update (18 October): things have changed.
This topic has come up quite a bit recently. I’d never really thought about it much before — I just used Jeweler because that’s what GitHub recommended. However I had been noticing that Jeweler made what should have been a simple task complicated. And it decimated the signal to noise ratio of my commits: my “real” commits were swamped by ones Jeweler made to update the version number and so on.
So after looking into the matter briefly, here’s what I now think.
The gemspec DSL is nice and clean. Don’t hide it behind something like Jeweler.
We need to:
We can do all this by hand; it’s pretty simple. We can also save typing with Rake.
Or using a simple tool like minimal gem (mg):