Ruby Release Goals for Debian Jessie

This page summarizes some ideas about possible goals for Ruby in Jessie:

Key:

Ruby 1.8 removal

Transition tracker: http://release.debian.org/transitions/html/ruby1.8-removal.html

Status

Item

Who

Comments

PENDING

Drop Ruby 1.8 support from gem2deb

AntonioTerceiro

done in git

TODO

Identify packages with hard dependency on ruby1.8 and file bugs

gwolf

TODO

Make sure non-leaf packages are fixed

boutil

this is not about doing all the work alone, but tracking the progress it and poking people

TODO

special case: KDE ruby packages still build for Ruby1.8 only

TODO

identify remaining Ruby 1.8-only packages probably throw them away

gwolf

TODO

Request removal of ruby1.8

QUESTION: add lintian checks for packages depending on ruby1.8?

Other interpreters

Status

Item

Who

Comments

PENDING

ruby2.0

AntonioTerceiro

mostly done in git

PENDING

add gem2deb support for ruby2.0

AntonioTerceiro

done in git

TODO

file bugs against packages that fail to build with the new gem2deb+ruby2.0

?DavidSuárez

build logs of a rebuild of all packages that build-depend on gem2deb - maybe will do another fresh rebuild - most of them are ruby2.0 test failing and some errors on native extensions

TODO

track the bugs against packages that FTBFS with new gem2deb+ruby2.0

?DavidSuárez

TODO

Rubinius

AntonioTerceiro (WILL APPRECIATE HELP)

WIP in git, probably already outdated wrt upstream

TODO

JRuby

?DavidSuárez

talk to Java people if they are interested to update their package

TODO

make ruby2.0 default in jessie

terceiro

QUESTION: is anyone from the Ruby team actually interested in JRuby?

QUESTION: maybe drop ruby1.9.1?

Finish transition to new Ruby policy

Status

Item

Who

Comments

TODO

track remaining untransitioned packages and file bugs; adopt/hijack/salvage in the team or NMU or RM

boutil, gwolf

TODO

update ruby-policy package (paulvt suggested converting it to pandoc) and publish

boutil

gem2deb improvements

TODO

fix remaining bugs, or mark the unfeasible ones as WONTFIX

it would be nice to use this as a way of getting new people in gem2deb maintainance

TODO

process ./TODO list in the git repository

ditto

TODO

integrate with autopkgtest

TODO

automatically build and ship developer docs

avtobiff

Coordination

Status

Item

Who

Comments

TODO

Organize a (periodic?) Ruby team sprint

TODO

Organize monthly IRC meetings

terceiro

for reviewing progress and discussing things in general

QUESTION: do we want/need a monthly IRC meeting? (?YesYes!!)

Outreach

Status

Item

Who

Comments

TODO

Coordinate an initiative for getting more people in the team. maybe together with the general Debian mentoring initiative

ALL?

we already get many RFS mails, maybe just more manpower for handling them

TODO

Coordinate PR about the state of Ruby in Debian

try coverage on Ruby Weekly News

TODO

Create a "Ruby Development" task

more useful than having a live image, and makes creating a live image easier if needed

QUESTION: [terceiro] crazy idea: would we want to work on a Debian Ruby Live/Install DVD to demonstrate the team's work? The idea would be to boot a system with everything you need to start developing Ruby and Rails right away, including nice editors, all the libraries and programs one would need.

Misc: how to handle jquery embedded in docs?

how to packages apps who use bundler - is there documentation?