Thursday Jan 08, 2009

JRuby 1.1.6 is now available

JRuby 1.1.6 is the sixth point release of JRuby 1.1 which includes patches addressing compatibility issues and offers enhanced performance. 

Thomas EneboThomas Enebo comments, "We wanted a more rapid release cycle to better address issues brought up by users of JRuby. So our goal will be to do more frequent point releases during next several months (about 3-4 weeks a release). "

Download it here

- Additional Ruby 1.9 support (via --1.9)
- Full 1.9 parser.
- Most core 1.9 methods/libraries/classes.
- An evergrowing list of dead IO references bug fixed.
- Much faster Array sort.
- Run gems out of jar files without having to unpack them.
- Store gem repositories in jars and load them via the classpath.
- Improved JavaEmbedUtils for embedders.
- Removed two measurable memory leaks during RC process.
- 74 bugs fixed since 1.1.5.

Sunday Jul 20, 2008

The JRuby community announces the release of JRuby 1.1.3!

JRuby 1.1.3 is the third point release of JRuby 1.1.  The fixes in the release are primarily performance enhancements and compatibility resolutions. 

In an email interview Thomas Enebo states, "Our goal is to put out point releases more frequently for the next several months (about 3-4 weeks a release). We want a more rapid release cycle to better address issues brought up by users of JRuby."

Highlights include:
- RubyGems 1.2
- Greatly improved interpreter performance
- jrubyc compiler usability improvements and bug fixes
- Reduced memory usage and object churn
- Dozens of IO-related and core class RubySpec fixes + reduced memory for IO
- ThreadGroup fixes to resolve Mongrel "dead thread" issues
- New options/properties for tweaking JIT, thread pooling, and more
- Block invocation performance improvements
- Much faster Time performance
- Much better support for --debug
- 82 issues resolved since JRuby 1.1.2

Check out the site and download the code. 

Thursday May 15, 2008

Podcast: On the record with Barton George, Charlie Nutter and Thomas Enebo

Photo courtesy of Barton George 

The ever popular radio voice and blogger -- Barton George had an opportunity to meet up with Charlie Nutter and Thomas Enebo at JavaOne 2008. Check out his podcast, I believe you will find it very enlightening.

Some of the topics they discussed:

  • A historical background, Ruby, then Rails, then JRuby.
  • What the guys were doing pre-Sun and how Tim Bray lured them to the fiery orb.
  • Three licenses is better than one (GPL, CPL, LGPL)
  • How JRuby is working with GlassFish and NetBeans.
  • The DaVinci machine project, jMaki and what ever happened to AJAX?
  • Might we see a JPerl?
  • Looking to get more involved with MySQL


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