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Ruby 1.9.1


Release Ruby-1.9.1


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 12
  • Last updated: Mon Mar 16 2009
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Ruby-1.9.1 is upstream's new major release of Ruby.

Benefit to Fedora

The usual... we'd be the first to release Ruby-1.9.1, unless another distro beats us to it.


Requires rebuilding numerous packages that depend on ruby(abi) = 1.8, or have Requires or BuildRequires for package dependent on ruby(abi) = 1.8

Test Plan

  1. Make a compatibility package available: compat-ruby1.8-
    1. Rebuild packages requiring ruby(abi) = 1.8 against the compat- package
  2. Release ruby-1.9.1
    1. Start moving packages to requiring ruby(abi) = 1.9 and test functionality
    2. Fix upstream whereever possible

User Experience

  1. None whatsoever, or I just don't care


  • Maintainers of packages dependent on ruby need to be in the loop
  • provenpackager membership for /me

Contingency Plan

  • Revert compat-ruby1.8- to just ruby-


Release Notes