|Gentoo Ruby Project|
|Description||The Ruby project maintains packages for Ruby implementations, libraries and development tools. This project also maintains the RubyGems package, the de facto standard for packaging Ruby projects.|
|Parent Project||Gentoo Linux|
|Tags||ruby, programming languages|
The Gentoo website contains official information on the Gentoo Ruby project.
Information for users
Right now, we include six different Ruby implementations in Gentoo.
- ruby19 - Ruby MRI 1.9
- ruby18 - Ruby MRI 1.8 (deprecated)
- ruby20 - Ruby MRI 2.0
- ruby21 - Ruby MRI 2.1
- jruby - JRuby (based on the Java Virtual Machine)
- rbx - Rubinius (lacks active support. If you're interested, step up!)
This graph shows the current distribution of Ruby implementations in Gentoo.
You can activate these by adding RUBY_TARGETS="$implementation" to your make.conf. Please note that you might overwrite the implementations set by base profile.
You can install multiple Ruby implementations in parallel. The RUBY_TARGETS picks the implementations from USE_RUBY (which is set in the ebuild) and installs these.
The base profile currently activates Ruby MRI 1.8 and Ruby MRI 1.9. As Ruby MRI 1.8 will be removed soon, our recommendation is to run Ruby packages with Ruby MRI 1.9 per default. You can eselect it via:
Information for developers
To ease maintenance of Ruby-based packages we currently provide two eclasses:
- Ruby 1.9 migration
- Packaging RubyGems
- Ongoing Tasks
- Pending Bumps
- Ruby 1.8 deprecation
- Adding new ruby versions
- RubyGems packages that need an update
RecruitmentWe are currently looking for users interested in helping the project with these jobs:
|Ruby core package maintainer||Ruby core package maintainer to help out with the core ruby packages (dev-lang/ruby and dev-ruby/rubygems). Revision bumping, handling security bugs, patching packages to play nice with Gentoo, following upstream to handle changes and updates in a timely manner.||Experience with ruby on Linux, ideally Gentoo. Knowledge of C and ruby. Experience with patching email@example.com|
|Ruby package maintainer||General ruby package maintainer to help out managing packages in the herd. Revision bumping, bug filing/fixing, updating ebuilds per eclass or syntax changes, etc. This involves a mix of gem and source based ebuilds.||Experience with ruby on Linux, ideally Gentoo. Knowledge of the gem repository system and its supporting software and experience with building ruby software using setup.rb and its many firstname.lastname@example.org|