Ruby 1.9.3 testing repository

TASAKA Mamoru mtasaka at
Mon Dec 19 16:18:48 UTC 2011

Vít Ondruch wrote, at 12/20/2011 01:06 AM +9:00:
> Dne 19.12.2011 16:51, Darryl L. Pierce napsal(a):
>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 04:40:46PM +0100, Vít Ondruch wrote:
>>> Dne 19.12.2011 16:26, Darryl L. Pierce napsal(a):
>>>> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:33:53AM +0100, Vít Ondruch wrote:
>>>>>> - what fedora version are you targeting this for and are you going
>>>>>> to file a feature?
>>>>> We are targeting Fedora 17. I have already prepared the draft of
>>>>> feature proposal [1] and I'd like to submit it to FESCo aproval
>>>>> before Christmas.
>>>> How will Ruby 1.8 be handled? Will we keep a ruby-1.8 package around?
>>> No, sorry, I don't plan it. There is no reason except nostalgia. You
>>> can use JRuby if you really need.
>> I was thinking that, similarly to how Python 2.6 and 2.7 were handled,
>> we could have a compatibility RPM for people who depend on 1.8, such as
>> myself for my downstream projects.
> May be you should provide more details for what reason you cannot use
> Ruby 1.9.3 to help me understand. And believe me, we went through more
> than 320 packages in Fedora to make sure they are at least buildable with
> Ruby 1.9.3, if they had properly executed test suited, there is also high
> chance that these packages will work. There is less then 15 packages from
> the total amount which are still troubling us but these packages are
> typically obsolete anyway (take sdljava as an example).
> Vit

One of the biggest changes between ruby 1.8.x and ruby 1.9.x is how
ruby handles strings, in non-ascii environments.

Small  example

[tasaka1 at localhost ~]$ rpm -q ruby
[tasaka1 at localhost ~]$ ruby -e "puts 'あいう'.size"


<mock-chroot>[root at localhost /]# rpm -q ruby
<mock-chroot>[root at localhost /]# ruby -e "puts 'あいう'.size"

This diffecence may not be visible in ASCII world. However when
dealing with multibyte characters this change can be impact.


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