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Drop support for Rails 2? #728

jyurek opened this Issue · 6 comments

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We've discussed this before and said we'd only support the latest 2 versions of Rails. Since we have Rails 3.2, 3.1, and 3.0, and 3.0 has been out for a while now, we should revisit the idea of dropping Rails 2 support.


What kind of code could we remove by dropping Rails 2 support? What sort of additional features could we add by only supporting 3.1 and 3.2?


Supporting only Rails 3 means we only support Ruby 1.9, right?

Can we work this into dropping support for WIndows somehow?


I don't think we can drop support for Windows. A number of people use it there, and, in fact, one of the highest trafficked tickets here was one where installation failed for Windows users.

We'd still need to support 1.8.7, because Rails still supports it. When we go to Rails 4-only, we can drop 1.8 support.

@joshuaclayton, There is some configuration that we do that's different based on Rails version that we can get rid of, and we can make sure we're using the latest hooks into Rails itself.


Paperclip 3.0 should target only Rails 3.0.x and up. People with Rails 2.x can use version ~> 2.5


I know this is already happening, but we can make the tests about 3x faster, which will improve the project all around.


Oh, this is done!

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