RVM 2.0 work announcement
Work on RVM 2.0 has started, check the plan here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xW9GeEpLOWPcddDg_hOPvK4oeLxJmU3Q5FiCNT7nTAc/edit?usp=sharing
To be able to do the RVM 2.0 work we need to stop working on RVM 1.x - this means no more feature requests will be accepted. Development on RVM 1.x will continue to provide bugfixes and support for new ruby versions as long as RVM 2.0 will not become stable. RVM is an open source project so any contributions are welcome - including new features pull requests - as long as they keep compatibility and do not break anything.
Adding support for new version of Ruby
Following files needs to be updated to add support for a new version of already supported Ruby interpreter. Please follow patterns used in those files and add entries in appropriate location. #3805 contains good example of the required changes.
- update existing entry when minor version released
- add new entry when major version released
config/known_strings- same rules as above
config/db- update only for stable releases
config/md5- add new line with
md5hash of the interpreter source
config/sha512- add new line with
sha512hash of the interpreter source
When listing interpreter source make sure that you link to the smallest archive variant (usually
When release package does not include
sha512 hashes you should download the source package and calculate it yourself.
One of the ways to do that would be to use
openssl dgst -sha512 FILE openssl dgst -md5 FILE
Running RVM in local development environment
To test a local copy of RVM for development purposes simply enter the folder with the source and install it:
./install && rvm reload
If you don't want to destroy your working environment, you can select a different destination folder and easily switch between them:
./install --path ~/.rvm-dev rvm switch ~/.rvm-dev # development version rvm switch ~/.rvm # production version