I’m trying to evaluate what use I can make of JIRA with Rails/Ruby and am getting frustrated.
The jira4r gem will install but the soap4r gem won’t load.
literally: ‘irb -r soap4r’ returns :cannot load such file…
I also set this up in a Gemfile and tried to run this from the rails console:
/Users/TAllison/projects/cs_jira/vendor/cache/ruby/1.9.1/gems/soap4r-1.5.8/lib/xsd/charset.rb:13: warning: variable $KCODE is no longer effective
<top (required)>': iconv will be deprecated in the future, use String#encode instead. /Users/TAllison/projects/cs_jira/vendor/cache/ruby/1.9.1/gems/soap4r-1.5.8/lib/xsd/xmlparser.rb:74:in <top (required)>’: XML processor module not found. (RuntimeError)
from /Users/TAllison/projects/cs_jira/vendor/cache/ruby/1.9.1/gems/soap4r-1.5.8/lib/soap/parser.rb:9:in `require’
I can’t any updates to this since ~2010. Which leads me to believe that this entire set of libraries is just a bunch of dead wood.
Software isn’t updated.
No traffic on the mailing lists.
So my next question is – does anyone use JIRA API with Ruby/Rails and if so – how?
I’m really surprised at the complete lack of mention in the last 2 years and am wondering if I made a mistake picking Jira up as a potential solution for my business.