On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 5:03 PM, Michal Suchanek <hramrach / centrum.cz> wrote:
> On 11/02/2009, Charles Oliver Nutter <charles.nutter / sun.com> wrote:
>>  In general, I don't have any doubt that 1.8.7 and 1.8.8 would be fine
>> standalone releases, but making them be minor version number changes
>> essentially forces everyone to upgrade eventually, whether they want to or
>> not, since Ruby distributors generally don't expect a 0.0.x release to be
>> filled with incompatible changes or additions. Ubuntu, for example, now
>> installs 1.8.7 by default, so Ubuntu users are now much more likely to write
>> code that doesn't work on 1.8.6.
>
> +1

I haven't checked Fedora recently, but openSUSE 11.1 ships Ruby 1.8.7 as well.
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