[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Maintainer wanted for ruby

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 6 01:08:39 EST 2009

Ondřej Kučera wrote:
> Hi,
> Kessia 'even' Pinheiro wrote:
>> True, but, it depends of the user. If he don't use any gem, it wont
>> broke. So, we need decide if we'll provide a new package with many new
>> features, or wait some time (how much?) to provide this package
>> because some (how much?) users use a specific gem to code/run a Rails
>> app.
> Yes, it's not an easy question, ideally someone enough involved in the 
> Rails community should say when it is OK (from Rails point of view) to 
> upgrade Ruby. I'm definitely not that person I'm afraid, I just wanted 
> to say that upgrading Ruby has its consequences. I myself don't 
> use/need any other gems than those that Rails require, at least for 
> now I don't.

We can alway have a ruby package and a ruby18 package at a later date, 
much like what will happen when I make python3 to python.  Currently, it 
seems that nothing in the repos builds against ruby-1.9 so I (or whoever 
takes ruby over) can wait for that transition and provide a ruby19 package.


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