How to Significantly Speed Up Gem Installation
Brian Dainton, a developer at FiveRuns, demonstrates "how to speed up gem installs 10x." I don't buy that it's ten times faster, but disabling the generation of ri and rdoc documents does have a significant effect nonetheless.
Brian demonstrates that you can try it on an ad-hoc basis by adding
--no-ri --no-rdoc to your
gem install lines, or you can add
gem: --no-ri --no-rdoc to your
Sometimes it's the smaller, throwaway tips that can really brighten your day. Got any time-saving
.gemrc tips to share?If we get enough, we could run a post full of them.