[Fedora-packaging] Stupid question

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Tue Feb 3 17:13:42 UTC 2009

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 09:33 +0100, Uwe Kubosch wrote:
>> On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 07:11 +0100, Jeroen van Meeuwen wrote:
>>> I've taken over the ruby package, which basically is the first 
>>> core-component piece of software on my relatively small list of packages.
>>> Attached is a patch that was in ruby-1.8.6, and that I rebased to 
>>> ruby-1.8.7. Since it's a really simple patch, I wonder why it's not 
>>> upstream.
>> Please do not move the Ruby 1.8 package to 1.8.7.  The consensus in the
>> Ruby community is that 1.8.7 introduces unnecessary incompatibilities
>> without really adding value.  1.8.7 is meant as a transitional package
>> to Ruby 1.9, but the majority of Ruby users will want to keep using Ruby
>> 1.8.6 until they switch directly to Ruby 1.9.1.  You should focus on
>> maintaining Ruby 1.8.6 and Ruby 1.9.1 in parallel.  Ruby 1.8.7 should be
>> passed over unless there is a very clear demand from Fedora users to
>> introduce it.
> ...
> I had something witty-yet-acerbic to respond with, but I think my
> presence alone in this thread may be enough :P



Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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