[Ironruby-core] MRI 1.8.7 compatibility

Jim Deville jdeville at microsoft.com
Mon Feb 15 17:03:37 EST 2010

DISCLAIMER: We haven't discussed this yet, I'm just tossing it out to get thoughts.

One option may be to put Rails  3 compat as the focus for 1.1, so that we do 1.0 in a few months on our current timeline, then put the focus into implementing the needed things for Rails 3. After that we can continue onto 1.9 support.



From: ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ironruby-core-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Orion Edwards
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 1:51 PM
To: ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Ironruby-core] MRI 1.8.7 compatibility

> IronRuby 1.0.x releases: ONLY ruby-1.8.6 compatible
> IronRuby 1.x releases: ONLY ruby-1.9 compatible

My fear is that releasing 1.0 so close to release of Rails 3 without the ability to run it will do little for IronRuby's image in the wider Ruby community (who, from my admittedly limited experience, care about weather it can run Rails or not).


While it seems logical to go down the path jimmy mentioned, It looks like what will happen is that rails3 won't run on IronRuby at all until the 1.x releases build up 1.9 compat to a decent enough point and stabilize.

Is 1.9 compat a big deal? It seems like it would be a ton of work to implement 1.9 compatibility in a stable way - thereby leaving IronRuby unable to run rails 3 for a long long time...
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