F21 System Wide Change: Ruby193 in SCL

Ken Dreyer ktdreyer at ktdreyer.com
Mon Apr 14 22:05:18 UTC 2014


On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at splat.cc> wrote:
> Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik at redhat.com) said:
>> = Proposed System Wide Change: Ruby193 in SCL =
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Ruby193_in_SCL
>>
>> Change owner(s): Marcela Mašláňová <mmaslano at redhat.com>
>>
>> Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8 is still commonly used by many projects. Let's
>> provide Ruby and Rails in SCL even for Fedora. Rails depends on exact v8
>> version, which means v8 3.14 must have also their own SCL as part of the SCL.
>
> Is the intent to only provide SCL versions of the older ruby & rails, or
> also the current versions (i.e., move to SCL as the rails delivery mechanism
> going forward)?

Personally I like the direction that Django is taking by shipping
parallel-installable packages. I think this would be doable for Rails.
/usr/bin/rails could be handled with alternatives.

- Ken


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