[MacRuby-devel] experimental branch: status update

Jordan Breeding jordan.breeding at mac.com
Mon Apr 6 05:38:36 PDT 2009

On Apr 06, 2009, at 04:16, Eloy Duran wrote:

> Hi,
> On Apr 6, 2009, at 10:47 AM, Laurent Sansonetti wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I figured out that it would be a good idea to give periodical  
>> status updates on what's happening in the experimental branch, so  
>> here is the first one :)
>> - The compiler is now able (AFAIK) to compile all the language  
>> specs, so I guess it's now roughly complete.
>> - Lots of progresses on the RubySpecs - Eloy might want to comment  
>> here maybe :)
> As Laurent noted we are now passing most language specs. The ones  
> that we don't pass yet are either because we simply fail, or these  
> examples (tests) are simply not updated for Ruby 1.9 yet. Which as  
> you all know is what MacRuby is based on. This is an area where all  
> of you Ruby devs can help out if you feel the need to get MacRuby up  
> and running asap but don't want to work on the C(++) code.
> If there are people who would like to work on getting examples up-to- 
> date, please respond and I will try to give you an outline on a  
> workflow.
> If you just want to run the specs use the spec:ci task.
> One last question I have for everyone on the list. If there's  
> someone with a 32 bit intel machine, could you please please run the  
> spec:ci task and see if you get any failures?
> It seems that, at least, because of a 32/64 bit issue some IO specs  
> are now failing on my machines and those of Laurent. Thanks in  
> advance!

I am assuming the spec:ci task uses miniruby to run the tests  
currently, and will use miniruby or macruby in the future.

Why not make a new task spec:ci32 that forces 32-bit execution on 64- 
bit machines using `arch -arch i386 miniruby` instead of `miniruby`?

Just an idea.

>> - Thanks to everything above, IRB is now running!
> Shweet! :-)
> - Eloy
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