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The following reply was made to PR pkg/39890; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Michal Suchanek" <hramrach%centrum.cz@localhost>
Cc: pkg-manager%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: pkg/39890
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 01:00:26 +0100
2008/11/28 Takahiro Kambe <taca%back-street.net@localhost>:
> The following reply was made to PR pkg/39890; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Takahiro Kambe <taca%back-street.net@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: pkg/39890
> Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:07:21 +0900 (JST)
> In message
> on Tue, 25 Nov 2008 02:07:39 +0100,
> "Michal Suchanek" <hramrach%centrum.cz@localhost> wrote:
> > > Code written for 1.8.6 have a much higher chance to fail once 1.9 is
> > > With 1.8.7 you get warnings what you should avoid to get it working
> > > 1.9.
> > 1.9 is out.
> Yes, it as snapshot release and still in development status version.
> > > > > and "the ML discussions"?
> > > > ruby-talk
> > >
> > > Provide a pointer to a URL with a statement from a ruby developer.
> > What kind of ruby developer? Core ruby developers work on 1.9. There
> > is a designated 1.8 maintainer, and a person who wrote 1.8.7.
> You said:
> : On some platfroms ruby 1.8.7 is not available and it is not
> : desirable to install this version for most Ruby users (as far as I can
> : tell from the ML discussions).
> So, Bernd asked where the discussions were...
On ruby-talk, like this one:
Discussions like this crop up every few weeks or so.
It's like you installed perl 6, named it perl 5.12, and expected it to
run perl 5 code.
If you want to do that I'm not stopping you, I can always change the
makefile to install the version I want. It's just an additional
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