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29 June 2009, 10:15

Roadmap for Ruby 1.9.2

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Ruby logo The final version of the next release of Ruby, version 1.9.2, is planned to appear at the end of the year, specifically on the 25th of December. A first preview has been presented to developers at the Japanese Ruby conference Ruby Kaigi 2009. The details, derived from the meeting minutes show what is pencilled in for the new release.

Some libraries will be revised or re-implemented, including socket, time, pipe, open3 and pty. Among other possible improvements are;

  • Revisions to YARV (Yet Another Ruby VM)
  • Debugger support
  • Profiler support
  • DTrace support for FreeBSD, OpenSolaris and Mac OS X
  • SQLite as a default library

The current version of Ruby is 1.9.1 which was released in February.


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