how many Ruby 1.8 users left?

Jon Wood jon at
Fri Aug 2 13:40:42 UTC 2013

We're still on 1.8, with no concrete plans to migrate yet. Having said that, I'm not going to get in a flap about not being supported going forward - I don't see why our technical debt should be imposed on others!


On 23 Jul 2013, at 23:11, Eric Wong <normalperson at> wrote:

> Hi all, just wondering how many users are still on Ruby 1.8.  unicorn
> still supports 1.8 for now, but going 1.9.3+ (or even 2.0.0+) will allow
> us to kill some old code we've been keeping around...
> Fwiw, "enterprise" distros (e.g. CentOS 6.x) will remain supported by
> their distributors for many years into the future; and maybe some
> people still run legacy frameworks.
> On the other hand, I don't expect unicorn to change much and maybe they
> can just use the old versions.
> Fwiw, a user practically begged me to continue supporting 1.8 on one
> non-Rack project last year, but perhaps the Rack world moves faster...
> Thanks for reading.
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