Forum: Ruby on Rails Should I install ruby 1.9?

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2783c10e9521619cba759cc2abc4bb26?d=identicon&s=25 the batman (batman)
on 2009-03-30 18:49
I've updated rails to 2.3.2, should I update ruby to 1.9?

What are the advantages/disadvantages in doing so?

I'm on os x.


thanks
81b61875e41eaa58887543635d556fca?d=identicon&s=25 Frederick Cheung (Guest)
on 2009-03-30 19:27
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On Mar 30, 5:49 pm, Connor Batman <rails-mailing-l...@andreas-s.net>
wrote:
> I've updated rails to 2.3.2, should I update ruby to 1.9?
>
> What are the advantages/disadvantages in doing so?
>
Ruby 1.9 is the new kid on the block. It's where the future of ruby is
headed and at a basic level is faster than ruby 1.8.x. Not everything
is ready for it yet though (while rails is, your code or gems that you
use may not be ready yet).

Fred
3131fcea0a711e5ad89c8d49cc9253b4?d=identicon&s=25 Julian Leviston (Guest)
on 2009-04-01 15:34
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Disadvantages would be potentially gems not working.

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On 31/03/2009, at 3:49 AM, Connor Batman
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280b78a61a968391b7e07e912be102a8?d=identicon&s=25 Robert Walker (robert4723)
on 2009-04-01 15:50
the batman wrote:
> I've updated rails to 2.3.2, should I update ruby to 1.9?
>
> What are the advantages/disadvantages in doing so?

I'd recommend doing your best to match whatever your expected deployment
environment will be. If that's Ruby 1.9 then it would probably be best
to develop and test under 1.9.

Personally I'm not deploying Rails applications yet, I just use Rails
for developing prototypes. We are unfortunately a Java shop. My interest
in Ruby on Rails is for my own personal development, but I don't
currently have anything to deploy.

I'm also on Mac OS X Leopard and using the Apple supplied Ruby. It's
working great in my case so there's no reason for me to change yet. I'll
just be waiting on Ruby 1.9 to become the de-facto standard, which I
expect to happen when most of the popular gems have been proven to work
well with 1.9.
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