Ruby 1.9.3 testing repository
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Tue Dec 20 06:51:41 UTC 2011
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darryl L. Pierce" <dpierce at redhat.com>
> To: "Ruby SIG mailing list" <ruby-sig at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 5:45:19 PM
> Subject: Re: Ruby 1.9.3 testing repository
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 05:30:39PM +0100, Vít Ondruch wrote:
> > >My main downstream project is based on 1.8 (since that's what's in
> > >RHEL
> > >and will be for a while) so I'd like to see at least two releases
> > >with
> > >1.8 to give me time to transition my work to 1.9 completely.
> > May be you should start to be worried about RHEL 7.
> I am looking to the future and especially to Ruby 1.9. :)
> > Honestly, if you are developing for current RHEL, then it is best
> > to
> > develop on RHEL. If you are developing for future RHEL, then it is
> > best to develop on Rawhide. However, this is not discussion about
> > RHEL but about Fedora.
> That's already the process. As I said, I'm just being conservative
> the transition; i.e., the idea of "we're going to completely dump
> vX for LANG vY with this release" (when there are incompatibilities
> between X and Y) gives me chills. ;)
There is a remote possibility (and I put the stress on "remote") that a software collection with Ruby 1.8.7 and a subset of Rubygems will go into Fedora 17 (see  for information on software collections). However, maintaining software collections is a huge overhead and we should focus on the new stuff more - like getting newest versions into Rawhide and encourage everyone to use them (and actually use them ourselves). Ruby 1.8.7 will be reaching EOL in year and half  and only a half of year from that is normal maintenance, so it's time to move on.
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