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Ruby 1.9 at OSCON 2008

I’m scheduled to present on Ruby 1.9 at this year’s OSCON.  My plans are to expand on this and report on both the excitement and ennui.

My tentative conclusion at this point based on observations of efforts to get products like Rails working on Ruby 1.9: the biggest obstacle to Ruby 1.9’s adoption is the sheer number of mostly working but essentially unmaintained gems that virtually everybody in the Ruby community depends on.