Size of gem should be advertised in the site #240

luislavena opened this Issue Nov 17, 2010 · 3 comments


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luislavena commented Nov 17, 2010


More and more new gems that bundle java .jars or Windows binaries are showing up on

The issue with that is that when visiting the website, there is no clear indication of the file weight (size) for users to be aware if a gem installation will take longer or should be quick.

While I'm working on integrate progress bar for downloads:

Would love to see a file size for the gems.

For example:

Weights more than 1MB and the binary for windows:

Are 46MB :)

I think having that information close to the download button will also help people.

Thank you.

I just added size to the progress bar in my pull request to help with this.



luislavena commented Nov 19, 2010

Thank you ryan, I'm working on integrating the progress bar with RubyGems UI functionality to ease verbose and non-tty interfaces.


evanphx commented Jul 12, 2013

This was added!

@evanphx evanphx closed this Jul 12, 2013

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