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From "Sean Busbey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1559) Drop support for Ruby 1.8
Date Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:58:10 GMT

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Sean Busbey commented on AVRO-1559:
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Ruby 2.0 is bad news. Requiring it will mean that we don't work with any version of JRuby,
for example, because JRuby 1.7 is Ruby 1.8 - 1.9 and JRuby 9k is Ruby 2.2.

The HBase project relies on JRuby for our shell. We can probably rely on JRuby's java support
to wrap the java library, but I don't if we're already doing that. We require Ruby 1.8 compatibility
in our current stable line (HBase 1.y) and won't have a new major version until early 2016
probably.

> Drop support for Ruby 1.8
> -------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1559
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1559
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Wish
>    Affects Versions: 1.7.7
>            Reporter: Willem van Bergen
>            Assignee: Willem van Bergen
>             Fix For: 1.8.0
>
>         Attachments: AVRO-1559.patch
>
>
> - Ruby 1.8 is EOL, and is even security issues aren't addressed anymore. 
> - It is also getting hard to set up Ruby 1.8 to run the tests (e.g. on a recent OSX,
it won't compile without manual fiddling).
> - Handling character encodings in Ruby 1.9 is very different than Ruby 1.8. Supporting
both at the same time adds a lot of overhead.



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