[DRE-maint] sponsorship for libfastthread-ruby

Micah Anderson micah at riseup.net
Sun Apr 20 15:29:27 UTC 2008

Hi all,

Just checking in about this issue to see where things are at.

* Matt Zagrabelny <mzagrabe at d.umn.edu> [2008-03-26 04:23-0400]:
> >  It seems a little silly to
> > have a package for a short period of time to fix this bug, and then have
> > to remove it again. Like will this be fixed in ruby in a month, two
> > months? Before Lenny releases?
> The fix is in upstream ruby svn, I don't know when the next ruby release
> is or if it will incorporate the fix. Say 1.8.7 gets released, that may
> not include the fix, but 2.0 would. (Numbers are made up to protect the
> innocent)

I just had a look at the ruby-core mailing list, and it looks like they
have just released[0] 1.8.7-preview2 and they expect to have another
preview release next friday which they anticipate being the last one
(presumably before 1.8.7 is released?).

> I will file a bug against ruby1.8 and keep my fingers crossed. It would
> be nice to get capistrano in before Lenny is frozen.

What is the state of this bug, is this fix in the 1.8.7-preview2
release? If so, then it seems likely that this will be released soon. 

Lets say ruby 1.8.7 is released in two weeks from now, what does that
mean for Debian Lenny? Will 1.8.7 make it into Lenny and become the
default Debian release shipped with Lenny that all the ruby libs will
need to transition to? Is that an unreasonable transition at this point,
or is this such a minor point release that its not such a large

If 1.8.7 wont be the default ruby for Lenny, then maybe it makes sense
to have a libfastthread-ruby package available?


0. http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/16457
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