[rspec-users] ruby 1.8.6

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 22:22:05 EDT 2011


On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 11:11 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
>

Hello David,

> It's growing increasingly difficult for RSpec to support Ruby 1.8.6 as other libraries that rspec's development environment relies on drop support. Noting that 1.8.7 was released over three years ago (6/1/2008), I'd like to drop support for Ruby 1.8.6 for future versions of RSpec, but I'd like to hear from you before I cut the cord.
>

Good call. It is expected one last 1.8.6 release with bugfixes by the
end of the year and will put the last stone (announced at RubyKaigi
2011 by Kirk Haines)

>From RubyInstaller project we no longer promote it in the downloads
section and we haven't perform any release of it since 1.8.6-p398
(p420 didn't got any release from us)

If I might suggest something, please adjust the gemspec of all rspec2
gems on your next release to be >= 1.8.7, that way will block the
installation of the gems reducing the potential bug reports due 1.8.6
behavior.

Regards,
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Luis Lavena
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Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
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