Dru Sellers, Chris Patterson et al have been talking about .NET package management for a while and now have a release of Nu, a tool that brings Ruby Gems to .NET via rubygems.org. You can read more about it here, here and here.

This is how simple it is:

  1. Install Ruby or IronRuby,
  2. Type (i)gem install nu at a command line:
  3. Type nu install [InsertDependencyHere]:

This automatically downloads and places the dependencies in a folder called lib (Which can be overridden):


You can even create gems on rubygems.org for your projects or those of others (If they haven't already created one). Nifty!