Ruby Package Management

Open-source Ruby projects categorized as Package Management

Top 10 Ruby Package Management Projects

  • Homebrew-cask

    🍻 A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries

    Project mention: GitHub Desktop 3.2: Preview your pull request | | 2023-03-03

    Huh, it was just accepted as the mainline fork in Homebrew last week! Been trying it and it seems to have all the features that the rowanj fork had!

  • CocoaPods

    The Cocoa Dependency Manager.

    Project mention: down? | | 2023-02-26

    Hey, is down right now?

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • fpm

    Effing package management! Build packages for multiple platforms (deb, rpm, etc) with great ease and sanity.

    Project mention: Been adding a little more polish to my Battle Network/ Smash bros inspired game. | | 2023-03-02

    The easiest way is probably FPM:

  • RubyGems

    The Ruby community's gem hosting service.

    Project mention: OOP vs. services for organizing business logic: is there a third way? | | 2022-12-06 (26k lines): Where Ruby gems are hosted.

  • Gem in a Box

    Really simple rubygem hosting

  • Berkshelf

    A Chef Cookbook manager

  • gemstash

    A cache and private gem server

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • Modulation

    Modulation - explicit dependency management for Ruby

  • gemdiff

    Find source repositories for ruby gems. Open, compare, and update outdated gem versions

  • brewdo

    sandboxing for Homebrew

    Project mention: Ask HN: Process isolation alternative do Docker | | 2022-04-13

    I'm running postgres and mongodb, disk chatter induces a lot of CPU usage, and after a few ours some of my uses case jumps a few of magnitude order in lagginess.

    podman relies on homebrew, which is pretty invasive, and brings all the problems of a distro. Using homebrew solely for podman would do the trick though. That said, a sand box for homebrew would be enough, and there's even an unmaintained experiment to do exactly that:

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-03.

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What are some of the best open-source Package Management projects in Ruby? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Homebrew-cask 19,850
2 CocoaPods 13,997
3 fpm 10,701
4 RubyGems 2,150
5 Gem in a Box 1,455
6 Berkshelf 1,081
7 gemstash 698
8 Modulation 350
9 gemdiff 122
10 brewdo 92
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