HowTo: Install GitHub Development Releases

mbbx6spp edited this page Sep 12, 2010 · 12 revisions

If you want to play around with the latest and greatest from Twitter4R without waiting for an official release then you can install the GitHub RubyGems.

First update your RubyGems version:

$ sudo gem update --system

$ sudo gem sources -a http://gems.github.com

$ sudo gem install mbbx6spp-twitter4r

Note: If you already have a mbbx6spp-twitter4r gem installed from GitHub gem servers, you will need to uninstall the gem before reinstalling a newer one.

Now you will have the latest development micro release of Twitter4R.

Of course, you will need to change any lines in your scripts, servers or applications from:

< gem('twitter4r', '>=0.3.0')

To:

> gem('mbbx6spp-twitter4r')

Now you can test out new functionality before it is released through the official Rubyforge Gems server.

HTH and let me know if and what sections this HowTo document needs fleshing out.

Thanks,

Susan