How long do you think host providers will take to go to Rail

Hi,

Does anyone have previous experience here re how long most hosting
providers take to upgrade rails?
(i.e. to v1.2 in this case)

I assume the standard approach is to resist upgrading until your hosting
provider has first (i.e. DEV environment == PROD environment)?

Tks

PS I’m using Dreamhost at the moment.

Does anyone have previous experience here re how long most hosting
providers take to upgrade rails?
(i.e. to v1.2 in this case)

Depends on the hosting company …
WebFaction has already added support for Rails-1.2.1:
http://blog.webfaction.com/rails-1-2

Remi

WebFaction - Hosting for an agile web

You might want to consider adding your own gem library. I’ve got a few
sites
on DH and all of them have required various gems which aren’t installed.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/RubyGems has a fairly good
explanation
of how to do it.

RSL

This is a good question. In the past, we’ve learned to be very mindful
of existing customers not locking their applications to specific
versions and have taken a “upgrade when asked” approach. Most of our
customers are savvy developers and know how to use the rake tasks to
include whatever version of Rails that they want in vendor/.

This is what we encourage customers that host with us at PLANET ARGON.

-Robby

You can use Rails 1.2 before your provider installs the latest gem by
running:
rake rails:freeze:edge TAG=rel_1-2-1

This will also allow you to test your application under Rails 1.2 to
make sure there are no problems.


Joe C.
RailsPlayground.com

On Jan 20, 2007, at 11:36 PM, Robby R. wrote:

This is a good question. In the past, we’ve learned to be very mindful
of existing customers not locking their applications to specific
versions and have taken a “upgrade when asked” approach. Most of our
customers are savvy developers and know how to use the rake tasks to
include whatever version of Rails that they want in vendor/.

At Engine Y., each environment is entirely independent.

We had customers running 1.2, and we now have customers running
1.2.1. :slight_smile:


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