Ruby 1.9 port

Rainer Müller raimue at
Tue May 27 16:51:58 PDT 2008

Jay Levitt wrote:
> I don't know if there's a naming standard on macports, but "-dev" and 
> "-devel" package suffixes on both Red Hat- and Debian-based Linux 
> distros mean "the include files you'll need to compile against this
> package/library".  So I'd recommend against -devel.

It is the naming convention for MacPorts as it was borrowed from FreeBSD 
ports. Beta releases/Release candidates get a -devel suffix. Although it 
makes dependencies a bit complicated, it is the only way we currently 
have for this, as MacPorts can't handle multiple versions of the same 
port at the moment.


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