10 May '12, 9am

Friendly reminder: MRI 1.8.7 only gets (non-security related) bugfixes for another month or so

Hello, and thank you for your getting into our community. I know most of you more or less use version 1.8.7 of Ruby today. It was released in 2008 and was a state-of-art Ruby release back then. -- I am proud to say it is no longer. Ruby's core developers have been actively working on their new version, 1.9, and they are about to release new 1.9.3. I have been using 1.9 for years and now I cannot go back to the days without it. Rich features. Faster execution. Rubygems integrated. Rails works perfectly. I cannot but say it is totally wonderful. Everyone please, use 1.9. But at the same time I know you cannot switch to 1.9 right now for various reasons. Maybe you have already deployed your application with 1.8.7. Maybe you use a 3rd party library and that is for 1.8.7 only. Or maybe your Linux distribution only supports 1.8.7. So I hereby announce you how long you can stick ...

Full article: http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2011/10/06/plans-for-1-8-7/

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