Ok, by popular demand we have decided we will spin one more JRuby 1.6
release in 1.6.8.
In order to keep JRuby 1.7 moving forward, we (JRuby core) will
probably not spend a lot of cycles backporting fixes from master, but
we’re looking to community members to send us pull requests. David
Kellum started the process already by backporting a few dozen fixes
from master to our 1.6 branch here:
I’m verifying his version of 1.6 and will likely push the changes
We’d like to spin this fairly quickly – like within a week or two
maximum – so now is the time to get your favorite fix backported.
Here’s my recommendation:
- Stick to small fixes. There have been rewrites of several classes on
master, and as a result recent patches will be harder to backport. New
one-off fixes are acceptable.
- Avoid 1.9 behavioral fixes unless they can be done simply. Master is
the path forward for 1.9 support, and lots of rework has already
- Your backports must be clean when running “ant test-extended”, “rake
spec:ci_interpreted_18” and “rake ci_interpreted_19”, at minimum. Like
I said, we’re not going to spend a lot of cycles on bad backports.
- Ideally, backports should be one-per-pull request so we can discuss
and review them individually, but this isn’t a strict rule.
JRuby 1.6 lives on the jruby-1_6 branch, so that’s your target.
GO GO GO!