The Road to Ruby 1.9

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Jeroen posted a draft plan. There are two big buckets of items:

  • Get Ruby 1.9 built/packaged, as well as rebuilding a sufficient number of ruby packages
  • Decide whether supporting both 1.9 and 1.8 is necessary and worthwhile


Jeroen has put up a number of things:

Git repo with specfiles: git://
Git repo for Ruby itself: git://
Yum repos with test builds for Ruby 1.9 and a mirror



  • Get Ruby 1.9.x built
  • Settle on a load path
  • Rebuild all rubygem-* and ruby-* packages against 1.9 and file bugs for failures

Ruby packaging

  • Settle on a ruby.macros for RPM
  • Draft changes to the packaging guidelines