Forum: Ruby Differences between 1.8.2 and 1.8.4

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38a8230ed3d5c685558b4f0aad3fc74b?d=identicon&s=25 Joe Van Dyk (Guest)
on 2005-12-14 16:54
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Is there any place that summarizes the major differences between Ruby
1.8.2 and Ruby 1.8.4?

I've got Ruby 1.8.2 installed in a bunch of places and am wondering if
it's worth it to upgrade.

Thanks,
Joe
Ce60c4f78a63b0695e4dafc4bd7964f7?d=identicon&s=25 Lou Vanek (Guest)
on 2005-12-14 19:49
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Short answer:
   I don't think there have been any major changes, but many, many small
changes,
   most notably to security.

right now 1.8.4 feels as stable as 1.8.3, so if security is a main
concern for you
and you are still running 1.8.2 then switching right now to
"stable_snapshot"
at http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/20020102.html will probably work for you.
But
it requires compiling.

On the other hand, if you can wait till Christmas the official stable
version
will be available, probably with a few precompiled binaries.

Changelog can be found here,
   http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ruby/C...
38a8230ed3d5c685558b4f0aad3fc74b?d=identicon&s=25 Joe Van Dyk (Guest)
on 2005-12-15 02:12
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On 12/14/05, Lou Vanek <vanek@acd.net> wrote:
> will be available, probably with a few precompiled binaries.
>
> Changelog can be found here,
> 
http://www.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/ruby/C...

I don't really care too much about security, mainly bugs and speed.
04a56914cc09f0858d3fca2bf4cbde34?d=identicon&s=25 nobuyoshi nakada (Guest)
on 2005-12-15 11:26
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Hi,

At Thu, 15 Dec 2005 00:53:24 +0900,
Joe Van Dyk wrote in [ruby-talk:170652]:
> Is there any place that summarizes the major differences between Ruby
> 1.8.2 and Ruby 1.8.4?

We're working on it at ruby-dev ML, and
http://www.ruby-lang.org/ja/man/?cmd=view;name=rub...
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