Rails 4.0 will drop support for Ruby 1.8.7

Posted by Peter J. Jones on

Back in 2010 when Ruby on Rails 3.0 was released the core team dropped support for Ruby 1.8.x except for version 1.8.7. With 4.0 scheduled for a release sometime in the Summer of 2012 all versions of Ruby 1.8 will officially be dropped:

There’s not a lot of details about what we’re going to include in Rails 4.0 yet as the primary purpose for bumping the major version number is to drop Ruby 1.8.7 support.

This coincides with the Ruby core team dropping support for 1.8 this Summer as well.

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Peter J. Jones has been using Ruby professionally since 2005 and is the author of Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby. He speaks at Ruby events from time to time and teaches several Ruby-related workshops. Peter can be reached through our contact page or his twitter account.