Nokogiri 1.4.6 released!

Nokogiri 1.4.6 (“Y U NO SUPPORT 1.8.6?” Edition), has been released!

It’s been three days since the last release, and it turns out we
broke Ruby 1.8.6 support, semi-intentionally. We first announced
deprecation of 1.8.6 in May 2010, and included a deprecation
warning starting in Nokogiri 1.4.3 (July 2010).

It turns out that hardly anybody bothers to run their tests with
the “-w” flag, so this apparently took some people by surprise
when Nokogiri 1.4.5 was released broken on Ruby 1.8.6.

On the other hand, we really did break Nokogiri on 1.8.6 pretty
badly, thereby stranding lots (at least one) Windows Ruby user
who’s still on 1.8.6.

So, let’s call it even. This release restores 1.8.6 support in
the Nokogiri 1.4 branch. And it will be very last release of
Nokogiri 1.4.x. This time, I mean it.


Nokogiri (鋸) is an HTML, XML, SAX, and Reader parser. Among Nokogiri’s
many features is the ability to search documents via XPath or CSS3

XML is like violence - if it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not
enough of it.


  • Notes

    • This version is functionally identical to 1.4.5.
    • Ruby 1.8.6 support has been restored.