Re: Ruby 1.8.7 -> 1.9.3?
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:21:48AM +0530, Praveen A wrote:
> 2012/1/12 Tom Inglis <email@example.com>:
> > I was wondering whether there was anything I could do to help
> > transition Ruby from 1.8.7 to 1.9.3 in Debian.
> Before we switch to 1.9.3 be default we have to port all popular
> packages to ruby 1.9 (it would be nice to port all packages too)
That is indeed a target of the team.
> I came across this for one of the packages
Yes, it seems there are a few packages, that are popular/dependencies
and do not compile for 1.9 at all. The errors you list there do seem
familiar to me as typical 1.8-only stuff compiled on 1.9.
But I'm not much of a porter, so I don't know how to fix it. :)
> I'm planning to use a wiki page to track all packages that needs
> porting to ruby 1.9 here
> http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Ruby/RubyExtras/Ruby19Porting (may be we
> can automate it by tagging bugs)
We could at least use the wiki to point out often made issues when
porting. I see you have already listed some links, interesting.
Do note that we also have our transition status:
with the accompanying details page sorted on popularity.
It would be nice if it's somehow tied in with PET to list some as
work-in-progress (yellow colored row) and pending/in-NEW (green colored
row). As I have run into starting working on a transition that was
already in progress a few times already.
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