Ruby 2.4 was released during Christmas and the upcoming Ruby 2.5
development is advancing, so I continue in the tradition and I got
r58319 packaged for testing. The updated .spec file is available in
dist-git private-ruby-2.5 branch and here is the scratch build:
One thing I'd like to point out that upstream is working on gemification
of StdLib. The question ATM is what the result will be. Hence, there is
one big TODO in the .spec file . The question if each of the gems
should be unbundled or not. The future will tell hopefully.
As I promised earlier , the ruby-sig and ruby-packagers-sig were
established, together with ruby-packagers-sig mailing list . Not sure
precisely how this is going to pan out, but lets try this:
1) I would appreciate if we can transform the list of SIG members 
into the ruby-sig FAS group. Therefore, can I ask interested parties to
apply for this group in FAS? As soon as you apply, I will sponsor you
and I'll select a few of you as additional sponsors. Not sure what
should be the mininal level to sponsor members, but the bar shouldn't be
high. May be introduction on ruby-sig ML together with ruby package
review could suffice ...
2) Any of you who is maintaining some interesting package should think
about (a) adding ruby-packagers-sig group as a administrator of the
package (b) consider moving the ownership of the package to
ruby-packages-sig (but please I hope it won't end up just as a junkyard
of packages you don't have time to maintain anymore ;) ). As of
membership in ruby-packagers-sig, I propose that the minimal level for
sponsoring into this group should be maintenance of 5 ruby related
package and be packager at least 1 year (possibly with some exception,
especially for full time maintainers).
Any thoughts, suggestions, comments?
BTW, anybody willing to request badges for being member of Ruby-SIG? ;)