Calling for ruby enthusiasts


#1

I have just released a new version of propane (a stand-alone ruby wrapper for processing), and I would like some help from MacOS and Windows users to test it (works on 64 bit linux). Simple instructions on my blog. Read more about propane here.


#2

Congratulations on the release!

Any particular recommendations for MacOS users installing Java 11 – e.g. with homebrew, jenv etc.? I’m a bit nervous about gumming up my system’s built-in 10 with multiple competing java versions.


#3

I am not sure what to recommend on MacOS but the homebrew jenv route looks sensible. On debian linux I use update-alternatives (that uses symbolic links to manage versions), and if you check jruby version:-

jruby --version

you get when you change to java-11

jruby 9.2.0.0 (2.5.0) 2018-05-24 81156a8 Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 11.0.1+13-LTS on 11.0.1+13-LTS +jit [linux-x86_64]

and

jruby 9.2.0.0 (2.5.0) 2018-05-24 81156a8 OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 25.181-b13 on 1.8.0_181-8u181-b13-0ubuntu0.18.04.1-b13 +jit [linux-x86_64]

When you switch back with sudo update-alternatives --config java and it is fairly painless.