the idea to bring support for jar dependencies to jruby, these dependencies will be called jams.
gem is the jruby
gem install rubyjams
since all jams are maven jar artifacts the configurations allow to use most of the maven infrastructure (mirrors, profiles, etc) as well just forget about maven and let the defaults work for you. the version declaraton of jams can use both both rubygems like versions as well maven like versions/version-ranges.
gem install any_gem gem install any_gem --version 123
in case the
any_gem depends on a jam it will install jar and its transitive dependencies.
gem install any_group_id:any_artifact_id --version my_version
this will install any_group_id:any_artifact_id from maven central unless t is already installed.
version is compulsory for jams.
that will also require 'rubygems'.
load a jam which is:
whenever require 'something' activates a new gem then all its dependent jams will be added to the jruby classloader. whenever there is a version conflict with a already loaded jams (or jar) then an error gets raised.
jams can have both maven lke versions as well the usual rubygems like versions - see conversion of rubygems versions to maven version ranges.
TO BE WRITTEN - scope, classifier. pom (dep without jar)/jar(runtime)/jar-developement(development, i.e. test)
there are some configurations possible. either via yaml file in $HOME/.jamrc and/or .jamrc or via environment variables or via java system properties.
|ENV||java property||.jamrc - yaml||default value||description|
|JAM_LOCAL_REPOSITORY||jam.local_repository||local_repository||uses the on from settings.xml||maven local repository where the jars and poms are stored|
|JAM_SETTINGS||jam.settings||settings||$HOME/settings.xml||maven settings lke local repository, mirrors and profiles with remote repositories|
|JAM_PROFILES||jam.profiles||profiles||none||activate on of the profiles from the settings.xml|
NOTE if you set the localrepository on a per project base (directly or via settings) then be aware that installing jams results in downloads. (repository manager like nexus or artifactory can help reduce net-traffic for such case)