[Ironruby-core] MRI 1.8.7 compatibility

Ryan Riley ryan.riley at panesofglass.org
Mon Feb 15 17:29:43 EST 2010


1) What's the story on the other implementations for Rails 3? In other
words, will JRuby, Rubinius, et. al. run Rails 3 out of the gate? If so, are
they doing it on a 1.9 compat version or 1.8.7? If they are pursuing the
former, no one will be able to fault IronRuby for not supporting Rails. If
the latter, well, that's your decision. :)

2) I'm not hard up for running Rails 3 on IronRuby. People are running Rails
apps on *nix boxes now. A few more months isn't going to hurt them. Also,
while deploying Rails more easily on Windows is a selling point for
IronRuby, I think most will likely be on Rails 2.3.5 or previous for some
time to come until they get up to speed with Rails 3. We have time.

3) I really don't see Rails, in general, as a primary reason for using
IronRuby. There are a number of other libraries (some running on 1.9) that
would be more likely candidates for driving IronRuby adoption. Stopping the
presses just to get Rails 3 running when that doesn't drive 1.9 forward
seems a bit short-sighted.

In other words, I like the current plan. :)

Ryan Riley

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On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Jim Deville <jdeville at microsoft.com> wrote:

> DISCLAIMER: We haven’t discussed this yet, I’m just tossing it out to get
> thoughts.
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> 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.
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> Thoughts?
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> JD
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> *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
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> *To:* ironruby-core at rubyforge.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Ironruby-core] MRI 1.8.7 compatibility
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> > IronRuby 1.0.x releases: ONLY ruby-1.8.6 compatible
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> > IronRuby 1.x releases: ONLY ruby-1.9 compatible
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> 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).
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> +1.
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> 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.
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> 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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