Why Wait for Christmas? (Don't!)
If I know you, you don’t have Ruby 1.8.3 installed. And why not? Because of a YAML bug which broke RubyGems (my fault) and a Logger incompatibility with Rails (for simplicity’s sake, we’ll call that my fault as well.) Now, since I really know you so well, I know that you’ll probably wait until after Christmas to install Ruby 1.8.4. I guess you don’t want to spoil the surprise.
I urge you: please spoil the surprise. Give Ruby 1.8.4 preview 3 a whirl. Matz just minted the thing a couple of minutes ago.
Please, donate a few minutes:
wget ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.4-preview3.tar.gz tar xzvf ruby-1.8.4-preview3.tar.gz cd ruby-1.8.4 ./configure --prefix=$HOME/local make make install export PATH="$HOME/local/bin:$PATH" ruby your_test_script.rb cd /your/rails/app ruby script/server
Best of all, install a few gems to this local copy of Ruby and help us make sure it’s all okay! Let’s not have any 1.8.4 evacuees this time.