NU – gem like packaging for .NET

by DotNetNerd 26. July 2010 20:37

I just had a look at NU which is made to be for .NET what gems are for Ruby. Why should you care? Well if you are like me downloading new versions of miscellaneous open source projects and updating them along the way is not your favorite thing. It’s just tedious and seems to be a hassle for something so basic. This is where NU gives you a hand.

If you have IronRuby running simply open an command line and type:

igem install nu

Then when the installation is done go to the root of your projects folder (eg. D:) and type:

nu install <some_gem>

I started out running “nu install nunit” and “nu install nhibernate” and in less than a minute I had nunit, unhibernate, log4net, castle.core and castle.dynamicproxy2 unpacked to D:\lib like this.

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Comments (2) -

Rob
Rob United States
7/26/2010 9:59:20 PM #

Awesome! Glad to see others talking about it!

I just posted one that explains the current problem and how it's solved in more detail: devlicio.us/.../...n-source-software-delivery.aspx

Also the video that's getting a lot of love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvxAa4XURss

DotNetNerd
DotNetNerd
7/26/2010 10:22:45 PM #

My pleasure Smile I really think it hits the sweetspot, by helping with the libs that I need to update every time start a new project.

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