Upgrading Ruby - will it affect Rails? - 1.8.6 to 1.9.1

Hi all,

I have a question regarding upgrading Ruby and how it may or may not
affect rails. Other than rubygems and gem versions that my project will
use (I know I have to check to make sure they will work with 1.9.1 on
windows), will there be any issues upgrading that I might not be aware

And, if anyone here is using netbeans IDE, are you aware of any issues
upgrading a rails project from one ruby platform to another?

Many thanks to any who answer and assist with these questions.

I’ll make the leap on my vmware box and test it myself. No response
necessary now.

One word, yes!

If you want to use Ruby 1.9 with Rails then you have to reinstall all
the gems under Ruby 1.9 which is where you might get issues. Currently
Ruby 1.9.1 and Rails 2.3.3 works fine but there are issues with some
gems, please check out this website for more information about what
users see http://isitruby19.com/

Hiya mate,

Yeah I’m not worried about gems in my project. A while back I wanted to
set out and create my own windows compiled version of ruby. I ended up
settling on Luis L.'s one-click mingw sandbox 1.9.1 - 1.9.2 checkout
instead. There were just too many libraries to compile to get ruby to
work from source on windows.

So, I ended up finding all of the gems that work with windows and with
ruby 1.9.1 and then cross-checked them on my linux distro to verify they
work there too.

But, I wanted to use postgres over mysql so I made the leap to a lower
version and was greatly disappointed with pg and foreign key handling.
So, rather than waste time, I worked hard on developing my project and
testing it and have reached a downtime point where I can go back to

I just wanted to ensure that (other than gems) would I have any known
issues swapping platforms and whether or not it will affect my rails
project. I believe the answer to that is as you stated (gems and their
dependencies) and also whether or not my IDE (netbeans) will be

I’ll find out by the end of today when I finish this porting up.


The short answer is yes - Ruby 1.9.1 from 1.8.6 affects several things,
the big ones being how scopes and controller calls to models work with
scopes work. In addition, several ways that I manage arrays created
errors so I’m in the mode of polishing them up.

I’m taking a friend’s advice and just using 1.9.1 as a test platform for
my project. 1.9.1 is not doable for production until I’m able to
completely and thoroughly test all functionality with it. I’ll probably
make the permanent move next year some time.

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