Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ruby/Informix 0.8.0 released

The point of this release is to make it compatible with Ruby 1.9.3. It's no longer compatible with Ruby 1.8 which is about to lose support.

Other changes include:

  • the tests now load the extension just built, instead of the one installed
  • adds a gemspec file, that replaces the old Rakefile, to build the gem
  • Rakefile is now used for running the tests, passing the name of the database to test against as a task argument
  • when installing the gem a warning is printed if INFORMIXDIR is not set and exits, instead of trying to guess and failing miserably
You'll need to have the test-unit gem installed in order to run the tests.