I’m writing a small utility that shows information on the currently
running ruby environment. One part of the utility checks whether any
gems is outdated, but I also want to check if the ruby interpreter
itself is outdated. Getting the currently installed version is simple,
but getting a list of released ruby versions seems a bit trickier. I’m
mainly interested in stable source versions, but I don’t mind if my
utility lists development and rc versions as well.
Does anyone know a good way of checking this? My first try was to use
the ruby github mirror to fetch available tags. Then I tried using
svn.ruby-lang.org to get the same information, but neither of those
gave me the information I wanted in a simple way.
Any suggestions on how to solve this?