Is JRuby dead?


(Daniel Völkerts) #1

Hello there!

I’d like the idea to integrate ruby scripts in my application written in
Java.

But in the fact that the last release was announced on 10/28/2002, I’m
not sure if it is a good choice to integrate this release.

Are there any other sides(groups) which take up the JRuby development?

TIA,

Daniel Völkerts


(Anders Bengtsson) #2

Hi Daniel,

There has been development in JRuby since then, and still is. Try the
current CVS version.
I guess we should make a new JRuby release to avoid the rumours of our
death. :slight_smile:

/Anders

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— Daniel_Völkerts dvoelkerts@web.de wrote:

Hello there!

I’d like the idea to integrate ruby scripts in my application written
in
Java.

But in the fact that the last release was announced on 10/28/2002,
I’m
not sure if it is a good choice to integrate this release.

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Stockholm, Sweden

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(Stefan Scholl) #3

First let me say what everybody wants to answer to the question in
the subject line: It just smells funny! :slight_smile:

I don’t exactly know what’s going on, but there’s some work done in
the CVS the last days/weeks. Browse the repository:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/jruby/jruby/

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On 2004-03-03 09:31:54, Daniel Völkerts wrote:

Are there any other sides(groups) which take up the JRuby development?


(Daniel Völkerts) #4

Stefan Scholl wrote:

First let me say what everybody wants to answer to the question in
the subject line: It just smells funny! :slight_smile:

I know, I know. After I’ve posted the thread I wondering if any native
speaker or others may understand my terrible school english ;). Please
apologize. I guess I have to write more english docs more frequently.

I don’t exactly know what’s going on, but there’s some work done in
the CVS the last days/weeks. Browse the repository:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/jruby/jruby/

Thanks in advance. I’ll try it out this afternoon.

Daniel


(HAL 9000) #5

Daniel Völkerts wrote:

Stefan Scholl wrote:

First let me say what everybody wants to answer to the question in
the subject line: It just smells funny! :slight_smile:

I know, I know. After I’ve posted the thread I wondering if any native
speaker or others may understand my terrible school english ;). Please
apologize. I guess I have to write more english docs more frequently.

I guess Stefan is kidding you. There is nothing wrong with your English.
We do say a project is “dead” in English.

I don’t exactly know what’s going on, but there’s some work done in
the CVS the last days/weeks. Browse the repository:
http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/jruby/jruby/

JRuby has always seemed like an interesting idea to me. But isn’t it
true that this is an actual different port of Ruby, to the Java
"platform"?

For example, we lose the ability to use the existing C extensions,
do we not?

Hal


(Daniel Völkerts) #6

Hal Fulton wrote:

JRuby has always seemed like an interesting idea to me. But isn’t it
true that this is an actual different port of Ruby, to the Java
"platform"?

For example, we lose the ability to use the existing C extensions,
do we not?

Yes. But for my application I’m searching a extension to extend the
functionality by accessing Java libaries I already had. So I need only a
few typically ruby extensions and I’m able to dispense with C extensions.

But you’re right in any other case there is no sence for a portage.
I’m only searching of a emeddable scripting language whichs flavor I like :wink:

Bye & TIA

Daniel


(Raphael Bauduin) #7

Hal Fulton wrote:

Daniel Völkerts wrote:

Stefan Scholl wrote:
[snip]
JRuby has always seemed like an interesting idea to me. But isn’t it
true that this is an actual different port of Ruby, to the Java
"platform"?

For example, we lose the ability to use the existing C extensions,
do we not?

There’s always the possibility JSR 223 will come to fruition one day…
There doesn’t seem to be much activity though (http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=223)
and some fear it would be limited to web development.

Raph


(Anders Bengtsson) #8

Yeah, it’s a re-implementation of the Ruby interpreter in Java, so the
C extensions aren’t available. But Java’s own libraries are.

/Anders

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— Hal Fulton hal9000@hypermetrics.com wrote:

JRuby has always seemed like an interesting idea to me. But isn’t it
true that this is an actual different port of Ruby, to the Java
"platform"?

For example, we lose the ability to use the existing C extensions,
do we not?

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Anders Bengtsson ndrsbngtssn@yahoo.se
Stockholm, Sweden

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