-@riak-client@ requires ActiveSupport 2.3.5 or later, but the version 3 is recommended. I highly recommend the "curb":http://curb.rubyforge.org/ gem for better HTTP client performance.
+@riak-client@ requires i18n and either json or yajl-ruby. For higher performance on HTTP requests, install the 'curb' or 'excon' gems. The cache store implementation requires ActiveSupport 3 or later.
@ripple@ requires Ruby 1.8.7 or later and versions 3 or above of ActiveModel and ActiveSupport (and their dependencies, including i18n).
# Create a client interface
client = Riak::Client.new
+# Create a client interface that uses Excon
+client = Riak::Client.new(:http_backend => :Excon)
bucket = client.bucket("doc") # a Riak::Bucket