The gem webhook system allows you to receive information in real time when new gems are pushed on RubyGems.org. Read up more about webhooks and the ‘programmable web’ here.
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Would pull out all READMEs from existing gems, search them, etc. Not sure if this would be best as a webhook service or as part of the core site, prove me wrong. :)
Definitely should be a webhook service, could format changelogs and show changes between versions of gems.
Gemcutter is about gems, but sometimes we need to download code as these two formats instead. This service could on the fly create tgz/zip’s and provide/cache them for a limited time.
Organize watchlists on different categories or tags, get notified on updates! Based on this issue.
Gemfile, it will keep it up to date for you and notify you when you should grab new gems. Hopefully will be implemented by EnvyLabs.