Community News: JRuby 1.1 is ready for prime time

In a little more than 9 months time, the JRuby community is pleased to announce its second major project release, JRuby 1.1

In a blog post, Thomas Enebo mentions, "The main goal for ver 1.1 was to improve performance. With the help from the community, we have made great strides in performance.There have been more and more reports of applications exceeding Ruby 1.8.6 performance; we are even beating Ruby 1.9 in some micro-benchmarks."

"Thousands of reported issues and unending IRC conversations helped keep JRuby focused on doing what is most important: Making Ruby applications work well," commented Charlie Nutter. "Try your applications against JRuby 1.1 and give us feedback." 

If you find any issues let the JRuby team know via IRC, email the mailing list, or file a bug.

Major features include:

  • Compilation of Ruby to Java Bytecode (in AOT and JIT modes)
  • Oniguruma port to Java
  • Refactored IO implementation
  • Improved memory consumption
  • Thousands of compatibility fixes
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