Issue #4239 has been updated by Zeno Davatz.


Dear Mathew

I like that "should" - lets work towards that goal.

According to what Yui Naruse told me Oniguruma was decided to be merged into 1.9 in 2002, see http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/4239#note-13. I do not understand why. In my opinion it should have been merged into 1.8.6 and then Ruby 1.9 should have been build on 1.8. So there your "should" would have worked out perfectly well. Because there would not have been such a strong modularization of Ruby. But again that is fundamental. Micro-Kernel vs Monolithic Kernel.

We do not use the oniguruma gem we use the Oniguruma 2.5.8 patch that only works upto Ruby 1.8.6. That is why I want it in Ruby 1.8.8. And there I feel with Michael Fellinger. Bridge the gap.

And this is the point where I think there is some kind of communication problem. But I hope I can help to bridge that out so less people get burned by the "strange" ruby versioning in the future.

Best
Zeno
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