Differences between 1.8.2 and 1.8.4


#1

Is there any place that summarizes the major differences between Ruby
1.8.2 and Ruby 1.8.4?

I’ve got Ruby 1.8.2 installed in a bunch of places and am wondering if
it’s worth it to upgrade.

Thanks,
Joe


#2

Short answer:
I don’t think there have been any major changes, but many, many small
changes,
most notably to security.

right now 1.8.4 feels as stable as 1.8.3, so if security is a main
concern for you
and you are still running 1.8.2 then switching right now to
“stable_snapshot”
at http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20020102.html will probably work for you.
But
it requires compiling.

On the other hand, if you can wait till Christmas the official stable
version
will be available, probably with a few precompiled binaries.

Changelog can be found here,
http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ruby/ChangeLog?rev=1.2673.2.1437;content-type=text%2Fplain


#3

On 12/14/05, Lou V. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

will be available, probably with a few precompiled binaries.

Changelog can be found here,
http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ruby/ChangeLog?rev=1.2673.2.1437;content-type=text%2Fplain

I don’t really care too much about security, mainly bugs and speed.


#4

Hi,

At Thu, 15 Dec 2005 00:53:24 +0900,
Joe Van D. wrote in [ruby-talk:170652]:

Is there any place that summarizes the major differences between Ruby
1.8.2 and Ruby 1.8.4?

We’re working on it at ruby-dev ML, and
http://www.ruby-lang.org/ja/man/?cmd=view;name=ruby+1.8.4+feature