[DRE-maint] Call for ruby 1.9
lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Thu Dec 20 13:25:28 UTC 2007
On 20/12/07 at 10:12 -0200, Filipe wrote:
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> On Thu, 20 Dec 2007, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 20/12/07 at 14:27 +1100, James Healy wrote:
> >> Filipe wrote:
> >>> ruby 1.9 will be out soon (xmas?), and just a few packages from our team are ruby
> >>> 1.9 compatible.
> >>> Probabily a lot of upstream sources do not support ruby 1.9 yet. But
> >>> this is the change that we got to make it ruby 1.9 compatible and submit
> >>> changes to upstream and help our upstream source maintainers.
> >> Has there been any further discussion on paths and such for the 1.9
> >> package? I notice Lucas brought it up on the debian-ruby list in
> >> November, but the discussion didn't resolve much.
> > No further discussion. My plans are to prepare (or get someone to
> > prepare :p) a ruby1.8 package with the vendor patch used by OpenSUSE,
> > and upload it to experimental.
> > Then convert a few of our libs to use it.
> > The change wouldn't break existing libs, so it might be something we can
> > still do for lenny.
> Hey, I think I miss this discussion. It will be another ruby1.8 package?
> And why this other package for ruby1.8, what will be the differences from the
> current one?
It would replace the current ruby1.8 package. Libraries from third
parties provided as Debian packages would install in a different
directory ( /usr/lib/ruby/vendor_ruby/1.8/, if I remember correctly).
The only advantage is that we would have two different namespaces for
stdlib and third party libs, which is a common complaint against Debian
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