Ruby 1.8.x in Mac OS X.4 (Tiger)?


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Randy Lawrence

Anyone know if Ruby will be updated from 1.6 to 1.8 in the next major
release of OS X?
 
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Eric Jacoboni

Randy Lawrence said:
Anyone know if Ruby will be updated from 1.6 to 1.8 in the next major
release of OS X?

I don't know, but there's at least to packages for Panther :

Fink (fink.sourceforge.net):

% fink list ruby
Information about 3553 packages read in 4 seconds.
ruby 1.8.0-11 Symlinks to ruby1.8
ruby16 1.6.8-10 Interpreted, object-oriented scripting la...
ruby16-dev 1.6.8-10 Ruby 1.6 development library
ruby16-shlibs 1.6.8-10 Ruby 1.6 shared library
ruby18 1.8.0-11 Interpreted, object-oriented scripting la...
ruby18-dev 1.8.0-11 ruby static library
ruby18-shlibs 1.8.0-11 ruby shared libraries

Darwinports (www.darwinports.org):

% /opt/local/bin/port search ruby
ruby lang/ruby 1.8.1 Powerful and clean object-oriented \
scripting language
rb-fxruby ruby/rb-fxruby 1.0.27 Ruby bindings for the FOX GUI Toolkit.
rb-rubygems ruby/rb-rubygems 0.6.0 a package management framework \
for Ruby

The Darwinports package works fine on my 10.3.x box:

% /opt/local/bin/ruby -v
ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [powerpc-darwin]
 
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Rando Christensen

(Alexandria is the drive that holds my tiger install. Currently it
segfaults on boot. :)

vivi /Volumes/Alexandria/usr/lib/ruby % ls -l
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 113 root wheel 3842 Jun 18 03:59 1.8/

vivi /Volumes/Alexandria/usr/bin % strings ruby | grep 1.8
1.8.0

So yes, the current tiger build includes ruby 1.8.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look at this point like either perl or ruby
gets the neat cocoa extensions that python got in panther. :(

Anyone know if Ruby will be updated from 1.6 to 1.8 in the next major
release of OS X?

Rando Christensen
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