Updating a Ruby gem from Github
I'm relatively new to Ruby on Rails. I'm using a particular gem my_gem in my project. In my Gemfile I see an entry gem 'my_gem' "1.2.3".
my_gem is in source control on Github. I've pushed some changes to Github. Now I'd like to update the version of my_gem in my Rails project.
I'm unclear about gem update my_gem. How does my Rails project know where to find the latest version of my_gem?
Edit: I'd prefer not to include a Github path. Perhaps I can publish to Ruby gems instead?
If you have your gem listed like this example from the Bundler website:
gem "nokogiri", :git => "git://github.com/tenderlove/nokogiri.git"
your project will pull the latest source from your GitHub repository whenever you update the gem in your project.