Well, tonight Chad Fowler and I released the first version of RubyGems (Alpha I). If you are a Rubyist you can download it from here. I wrote on RubyGems after I returned from RubyConf 2003 last fall, and since then we have had little time to work on it until this last weekend. Our intent is to now press on until we reach the 1.0 release. To get a good sense of the power of RubyGems see the User's Guide at RubyForge.org. My hope is that folks will start using and producing Gems and move Ruby's handling of libraries (creation, distribution, installation, uninstallation) to the next level.