[Mongrel] patched ruby seems to break mongrel?

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 15:38:01 EDT 2008


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 9:02 PM, John Weir <john at smokinggun.com> wrote:
>> Also, 1.8.7 is a little shaky right now; I recommend avoiding it.
>
> This is off topic, but can your or Luis provide some information, or links,
> on what makes 1.8.7 "shaky" or unsuitable for production?
>

1.8.7 backported lot of stuff from 1.9, which broke RubySpec:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/16554

At the end something of this was solved, but there are still some
guards around some 1.8.7 specific stuff.

1.8.7 also introduced bugs for some GUI tools, like wxRuby:

http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/wxruby-development/2008-April/001287.html

Regarding the patchelevel stuff, the own tests for ruby don't pass, as
I commented here:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/17364

So I cannot provide an updated version of One-Click Installer for
1.8.7 or 1.8.6-p230 if:

1.8.7 break packages that OCI bundles (wxRuby) and p230 cannot
complete it's own tests...

> thank you very much - jw
>

No problem, take care!.
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