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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: unicorn-public@bogomips.org
Subject: dropping Ruby 1.8 support for unicorn 5?
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:32:23 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20140927083221.GA1390@dcvr.yhbt.net> (raw)

We've brought this up a few times, but I suppose we might as well drop
1.8 support in a major version change.

We may still maintain unicorn 4.x for 1.8 users indefinitely; after all,
we only accepted a patch for 1.8.6 compatibility less than a year
ago(!)[1].   So I'll still feel a _little_ bad for dropping 1.8 :x

One big reason for this is it looks like Ruby will move towards
deprecating old Data_* macros for superior (1.9+-only) TypedData_*
macros in the next few years[2].  The theme for unicorn 5 is mostly
dropping old, unused crap anyways; and not gaining new bloat.

Worst case is we support 1.8 and avoid deprecation warnings through
the use of ifdefs in the HTTP parser, but I'm no fan of ifdefs.

[1] commit 7e9e4c740aba24096f768f578779dc1053cb8b70
    (construct listener_fds Hash in 1.8.6 compatible way)

[2] http://svn.ruby-lang.org/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi?view=revision&revision=47717
    This is due to type-checking issues like

             reply	other threads:[~2014-09-27  8:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-09-27  8:32 Eric Wong [this message]
2014-09-27  8:37 ` dropping Ruby 1.8 support for unicorn 5? Ernest W. Durbin III
2014-10-18 21:39 ` Eric Wong

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