Mike Bailey

Using rails-1.2.3 with Rails 2.0 Preview release installed

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Rails 2.0 Preview has been released, along with a great summary of changes it includes:

http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2007/9/30/rails-2-0-0-preview-release

While I was excited to install the gem (gem install rails —source http://gems.rubyonrails.org) this caused problems went I got back to developing an existing app even though I had rails-1.2.3 specified in my environment.rb.

It turns out that the preview release is version 1.2.3.7707 and Rails considers that to be the most appropriate version to use when I specify 1.2.3. Not what I was expecting!

A quick fix so your existing apps will still use 1.2.3 is to change this line in their config/boot.rb.

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-rails_gem = Gem.cache.search('rails', "~>#{version}.0").sort_by { |g| g.version.version }.last
+rails_gem = Gem.cache.search('rails', "#{version}.0").sort_by { |g| g.version.version }.last`

Update 2007-10-05 This morning the very entertaining new Rails Envy Podcast informed me about r2check, a script that checks your existing Rails app and let’s you know what you need to do to make it Rails2.0 ready. It worked for me. Thanks to Mislav Marohnić for saving me time. :–)

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