Debian Squeeze, Ubuntu Lucid and Ruby 1.9.2: NO!

Apparently, there’s some hype in the Ubuntu community about Ruby 1.9.2, so let’s clarify: it would be totally irresponsible to try to ship Ruby 1.9.2 in Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu Lucid.

Ruby 1.9.2 has not been released yet:

That’s where we stand now. Even if surprises are possible, it’s very unlikely that Ruby 1.9.2 will be released before Lucid’s release (or, what the real requirement is, before Lucid’s freeze). So we are sticking with 1.8.7 and 1.9.1 (1.9.0 will go away before the release).

If you can point to specific commits that fix real bugs in 1.9.1, and could be backported to the Debian package, feel free to notify the Debian Ruby maintainers.

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