On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:51:14AM +0900, Rasputin <rasputnik / hellooperator.net> wrote:
> >I also installed Ruby 1.8.1 on FreeBSD 4.9 (from the port system), but the
> >same require statement works without error.
> 
> If you cant get ports on your older box, have a lot at the patches in 
> the ruby18 port directory - you might be able to apply them manually
> (though I'm not sure that will help on a 3.2 box - the TCP stack has
> probably been rewritten since then).

I'll try this when I have a little more time.

> >On the other hand, I could just use 1.6 on that machine.  This raises
> >the question: what is the performance speed difference between 1.6 and
> >1.8.1?  (I will be using mod_ruby, so speed is a factor for me.)
> 
> I hear 1.8.1 is a lot faster
> (I'm on NetBSD now and theres no 1.8 package yet).

Actually, my current speed criteria is how does Ruby/mod_ruby/eruby
compare to PHP 4.x in terms of speed?

As long as the speed is comparable (or faster), I'm happy with it until
I can upgrade the OS.

(I'm currently using PHP for dynamic content and web apps and have
decided to switch to Ruby, hence the comparison.)

>  To be honest though, if speed matters, upgrade your OS.
>  FreeBSD 4+ is the fastest OS I've ever run.

I was hoping to wait for FreeBSD 5.3 (the first 5.x to be officially
deemed okay for production servers) for my upgrade, but the hard drive
is filling up fast.

Mark Lindsay