Forum: RSpec ruby 1.8.6

5d38ab152e1e3e219512a9859fcd93af?d=identicon&s=25 David Chelimsky (Guest)
on 2011-08-22 04:13
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Hey all,

It's growing increasingly difficult for RSpec to support Ruby 1.8.6 as
other libraries that rspec's development environment relies on drop
support. Noting that 1.8.7 was released over three years ago (6/1/2008),
I'd like to drop support for Ruby 1.8.6 for future versions of RSpec,
but I'd like to hear from you before I cut the cord.

Please raise your objections now or forever hold your peace.

Cheers,
David
E7cff3cfd41c495e1012227d7dc24202?d=identicon&s=25 Luis Lavena (luislavena)
on 2011-08-22 04:32
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On Sun, Aug 21, 2011 at 11:11 PM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky@gmail.com>
wrote:
> Hey all,
>

Hello David,

> It's growing increasingly difficult for RSpec to support Ruby 1.8.6 as other
libraries that rspec's development environment relies on drop support. Noting 
that
1.8.7 was released over three years ago (6/1/2008), I'd like to drop support for
Ruby 1.8.6 for future versions of RSpec, but I'd like to hear from you before I
cut the cord.
>

Good call. It is expected one last 1.8.6 release with bugfixes by the
end of the year and will put the last stone (announced at RubyKaigi
2011 by Kirk Haines)

>From RubyInstaller project we no longer promote it in the downloads
section and we haven't perform any release of it since 1.8.6-p398
(p420 didn't got any release from us)

If I might suggest something, please adjust the gemspec of all rspec2
gems on your next release to be >= 1.8.7, that way will block the
installation of the gems reducing the potential bug reports due 1.8.6
behavior.

Regards,
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Luis Lavena
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Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupry
7bb0d7e74198c735783b8a65cd14989c?d=identicon&s=25 Sidu Ponnappa (kaiwren)
on 2011-08-22 10:56
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Hi David,

Sounds good to me. I haven't seen a 1.8.6 project since December last
year.

Best,
Sidu.
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http://blog.sidu.in
A0c079a7c3c9b2cf0bffebd84dc578b0?d=identicon&s=25 Chuck Remes (cremes)
on 2011-08-22 16:24
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On Aug 21, 2011, at 9:11 PM, David Chelimsky wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> It's growing increasingly difficult for RSpec to support Ruby 1.8.6 as other
libraries that rspec's development environment relies on drop support. Noting 
that
1.8.7 was released over three years ago (6/1/2008), I'd like to drop support for
Ruby 1.8.6 for future versions of RSpec, but I'd like to hear from you before I
cut the cord.
>
> Please raise your objections now or forever hold your peace.

All of my legacy projects and new projects are 1.9-only, so there is no
objection from me.

cr
9fe158fe512255902157fd6a80329818?d=identicon&s=25 Rob Aldred (Guest)
on 2011-08-22 16:49
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On 22 Aug 2011, at 14:10, Chuck Remes wrote:

> cr
>

Agree, ditch it.
As you pointed out David, it's 3 years old.
People will have to stick of older versions of rspec if they cannot move
from 1.8.6
I'd imagine they are the minority.

--
@robaldred
Bec38d63650c8912b6ba9b557fb953b9?d=identicon&s=25 Roger Pack (rogerdpack)
on 2011-08-23 19:48
> It's growing increasingly difficult for RSpec to support Ruby 1.8.6 as
> other libraries that rspec's development environment relies on drop
> support. Noting that 1.8.7 was released over three years ago (6/1/2008),
> I'd like to drop support for Ruby 1.8.6 for future versions of RSpec,
> but I'd like to hear from you before I cut the cord.

As long as it supports 1.8.7 I'm good, and others who are using 1.8.6
can "hopefully" upgrade to 1.8.7 or just use some old version of rspec
that works there still...
-roger-
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