[HEADS UP] Ruby 1.9 will become the default Ruby version this weekend

Stanislav Sedov stas at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 24 01:43:59 UTC 2011

On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:25:45 -0400
Steve Wills <swills at FreeBSD.org> mentioned:

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> Hi,
> Barring objections, I'm planning to commit this patch:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~swills/ruby19_and_gems_changes6.diff
> tomorrow. It will update Ruby 1.9 and make it the default version. If
> you wish to continue using Ruby 1.8, set
> RUBY_VER=	1.8
> in /etc/make.conf.
> There are still some ports which do not work with Ruby 1.9, but most
> work OK. If you have any objections or questions, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Steve


We just reverted back this change due to a big list of problems people
discovered when using ruby 1.9 that we did not anticipated.  We will
continue working on improving 1.9 support, as well on the improving
ways people can use 1.8 and 1.9 simultaneously.  However, we decided
to delay the switch until the major problems we discovered are solved.

I would like to apologize to all folks who were affected.  If you wish
to keep 1.9 as a default version, just add RUBY_DEFAULT_VERSION=1.9
to your /etc/make.conf.  Othewise, follow the instructions in UPDATING
to downgrade.

If you didn't performed the update yet, everything should continue to
work as expected.

Thanks to all for patience!

Stanislav Sedov

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