A few billing improvements

In general, Gemfury customers have been happy with not just the service itself, but also with our competitive pricing and simple billing process. However, we do occasionally hear about credit card issues that take time away from focusing on your work. In the past days, we have made the following improvements to our billing process to further reduce your billing issues and concerns. Our most common error for subscription payment failures is the ambiguous “Your card was declined” message that we receive from the credit card’s bank or our payment processor. 

A look inside: exploring package content

Expanding on our vision of a toolkit to improve package development and distribution, we are introducing a new way to inspect packages that you have stored in your Gemfury account. Today, we are proud to announce the addition of our new Package Explorer. Instead of basic package metadata, the detail page will now show markup-rendered README file, and allow inspection of the internal directory tree and individual file content: Starting at the root level, you can navigate deeper through the internal directory structure, and view the content of any non-binary file. 

Command-line management of git

Since adding git push as one of the recommended methods to upload packages, we’ve been happy to see many of you adopt it into your Gemfury workflow. Our next step fills out the toolset to help you manage and debug your Git repositories with four new CLI commands. As you know, Git repositories on Gemfury are stored separately with a loose coupling to resulting built packages. This relationship allows us to support custom and multi-package builds from a single repo. 

Larger packages — it matters

We find it nearly-absurd that in the age of free 1TB cloud drives, we have kept package size capped at 30MB for so long. Starting today, we are officially bumping that maximum to 300MB. This update is a no-brainer and has been at the top of our task list for a while. Unfortunately, due to limitations of our legacy platform, we’ve had to rewrite and thoroughly test most of our behind-the-scenes file handling. 

Git: Just give your package a push

In case you were confused among all the various paths to put your stuff into Gemfury, we’ve decided to officially add one more - the one to rule them all. You can now upload and build packages from source by using git push. Package management tools have limited support of restricting the upload destination of individual packages and often a typo can lead to exposing private packages to the public registry. 

2013: What a Year!

Funny how time flies when you do what you love. Here at Gemfury, 2013 started out a bit rough, but has finished as another outstanding year. Scrolling back through the big announcements doesn’t give enough insight into all the other hard work we’ve dedicated this year to delighting our customers and community. Today is a good day to sum up what has kept us busy. Simplify account management After months in the making, we have announced the new Gemfury dashboard to improve the way you manage your packages, collaborators and settings. 

Organizations: Gemfury Goes to Work

Not so long ago, Gemfury started out as a simple solution to a single developer’s problem. Since then the service has grown to be an invaluable tool in both our team’s and others’ toolkits. Today, we are introducing Organizations - a growing set of improvements that make Gemfury better for team and business use. Your team meets here By creating an Organization account, you will decouple your team’s code from any individual member.