05 Apr '12, 11pm

Ruby 1.8.7 and REE End of Life

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss In the open source world the projects we hold dear become a part of us. When I started hacking on Ruby projects five and a half years ago 1.8.6 was the new kid on the block. Then, I remember cheering on 1.8.6 as Kirk Haines took over maintenance. But had to say goodbye to that dear friend when we announced last year that 1.8.6 was being phased out of support. We’re reaching that turning point again with Ruby 1.8.7 and Ruby Enterprise Edition. Interpreter Announced Maintenance End of Life Ruby 1.8.7 10/16/2011 June 2012 June 2013 Ruby Enterprise Edition 02/21/2012 Unknown Unknown In the announcement for Ruby 1.8.7’s end-of-life , core Ruby committer Shyouhei wrote that Ruby 1.9 has, “Rich features. Faster execution. Rubygems integrated. [And] Rails works perfectly … Everyone please, use 1.9.” He wanted us...

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