[Rubygems-developers] Recognizing Platforms

Eric Hodel drbrain at segment7.net
Wed Aug 22 01:06:31 EDT 2007

On Aug 21, 2007, at 20:41, Austin Ziegler wrote:
> On 8/21/07, Eric Hodel <drbrain at segment7.net> wrote:
>> I think Solaris 8 has the platform solaris2.8 and so-forth.  AFAIK, 8
>> and 9 aren't necessarily compatible the same way OpenBSD 4.0 and 4.1
>> aren't necessarily compatible.
> Sun guarantees forward compatibility for an architecture; something
> built on Solaris 8 will run on 9 and 10. Something built on 10 won't
> run on 8 or 9.


It looks like the platform will end up turning into a real object  
with a Gem::Requirement in it.

For now, almost every gem with a non-ruby platform is for mswin32, so  
we still have some time to get things right :)

Poor workers blame their tools. Good workers build better tools. The
best workers get their tools to do the work for them. -- Syndicate Wars

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