What's with all of the recent Rails gem updates on Windows?

There have been 3 updates of Rails for Windows in the last 2 weeks or

Anybody know why? Are they platform-specific security updates or


Where are you getting your updates from? As far as I can see, there has not been a new version of Rails released for windows since Dec 16th.

Ryan Bigg wrote:

Where are you getting your updates from?

Hmm...I assumed just the regular gem repository. I've seen three recent
versions that are > 2.0.2 with 3 or 4 digits like 2.0.2093 (not exactly,
but something like that).

One thing I'm wondering about is I recently pulled down the AR adapter
for SQL Server v. 1.0 (about 3 or 4 weeks ago) and I had to get that
from gems.rubyonrails.org. Is it possible that now gems.rubyonrails.org
is always being checked as a repository even though I'm doing a regular
"gem update", and that these "point-release-lookin'" gems are coming
from there?


I suspect that this is the case. I have another Windows box that I do
"gem update" on and do not see these point releases of rails.

Does anyone know how to keep gems.rubyonrails.org from being searched by
default for all gems? I really only want to consult it for updates to
the SQL Server AR adapter.


gem sources remove http://gems.rubyonrails.org

Actually you need to use --remove (even though you don't have to use
--list to list the sources), like so:

C:\eclipse\workspace>gem sources --remove http://gems.rubyonrails.org
http://gems.rubyonrails.org removed from sources

C:\eclipse\workspace>gem sources --list