engineyard gem master will only be maintained for >= ruby-1.9.3. The 2.3.x branch will continue on the 2-3-stable branch and will receive updates if they impact security or major functionality.
This will mainly affect users of Ruby 1.8.7. However, the engineyard gem does not need to run any of your application code. Development can continue on ruby 1.8.7, if necessary, while running ey deploy from ruby 1.9.3.
Require ruby version 1.9.3 moving forward
Ruby 1.9 ALL the hashes!
Update gemspec to cloud-client 2.0.1 for deprecation fix in the gem