It is much faster than net/http, though adds the extra dependency.
No need to enforce it for other people.
Also update the ChangeLog
The end user will get an error when loading the gem unless they have the same version of MacRuby that I compiled with. The next strategy will be to see if I can add a gemspec option to trigger compilation at install time.
Also update ChangeLog.
Hopefully this doesn't backfire.
And do not forget to include the extension.
So now it should run by default everywhere. Also get rid of loading the extension in the rakefile since that is no longer needed.
This means maintaining the gemspec myself and replacing the few rake tasks I used myself.