1.8.6 or 2.0 ?

Hi we are actually beginning a two-years project which will be
developped in rails. Our developers dont know rails, they are learning
it, but do you think its a better idea to begin with the 1.8.6 (with
a lot of help on the web) and after migrate .... or begin with the
2.0 ?

I guess as long as you're starting up, it's tempting to just go with
2.0

caveats:

1) most existing books don't cover it.
2) some plugins may need modifications to work.

Can someone point to a good repository of Rails 2 info. All the
addition anf changes, migration issues, and particularly which popular
plugins (attachment_fu, acts_as_taggable_on_steroids,
restful_authentication etc) may have problems with it?

Hi there, sounds like you may be getting your Ruby and Ruby-on-Rails
versions mixed up !
Regardless, I don't think you should be getting concerned with
versions if you are just starting.
A good grounding is required in Ruby and Ruby on Rails, then worry
about versions.
BTW: I'm curious, why would you commit to a 2 year project ( in
Rails ) if your developers don't know it ?
Seasoned RoR developers may argue that a 2 year project in anything
else may equate to 3 or 4 months in RoR :))))
cheers, DaveP

I recommend going with Ruby 1.8.6 and Rails 2.0.2.

Michael Slater
www.BuildingWebApps.com

Bensoussan Michael wrote:

Start with the newest version of Rails possible. By the time you deploy, version 3 will probably already be out :stuck_out_tongue: