Let’s admit it. RubyForge sucks. It’s been the same for years, has features we don’t need, and is simply not fun to work with. Gemcutter is the answer to these problems. What’s needed for gem hosting done right:
The project’s name was originally gemesis, coined by technicalpickles. It seems that a company exists with the same name and a trademark. Hence, a change was necessary. The project was also called gemote for a day, but gemcutter is a lot snappier.
Let’s use this section for planning out the features of the site, the API, and how it will look.