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A tool for helping develop RubyGems... even without a working Ruby installation

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A Python package to simplify contributing to RubyGems, by using a Docker-based development environment.

If you're more familiar with Ruby, it probably makes more sense to use the rgdev gem


$ pip3 install rgdev


rgdev-python is meant to make developing RubyGems itself easier, and as such doesn't make much sense if you're not contributing to RubyGems.

First-time setup

$ git clone
$ cd rubygems
$ pip3 install rgdev # Install rgdev-python.
$ rgdev rake setup  # Install RubyGems development dependencies.

Execute commands in the Docker container

Now, with setup done, you're ready to execute commands inside the Docker container:

$ rgdev <command to run in the Docker container>

Example: Running the RubyGems test suite inside the Docker container

$ rgdev rake test


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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Everyone interacting in the rgdev-python project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms and mailing lists is expected to follow the code of conduct.

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