Ruby Weekly News

Ruby Weekly News: 12/24/2002

A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
this week by Pat Eyler.




ByteCodeRuby 0.1.3
After a long delay, version 0.1.3 of ByteCodeRuby is now
available from the RubyVM project on SourceForge. ByteCodeRuby
is a Byte Code interpretor for Ruby, designed to explore
possible performance improvements.

FXRuby-1.0.17 Now Available
The latest version of FXRuby is now available for download from
SourceForge. This is primarily a bug-fix release.

Test::Unit 0.1.5
Nathaniel Talbott has released the latest version of
Test::Unit. Go and enjoy some testing goodness this Holiday

MiniRubyWiki does NerveCenter, WikiStyleSheet, Minor Edits
Phlip has added yet more functionality to MinyRubyWiki,
including my favorite – WikiUnrequitedLinks.

frin Ruby/Tk interface to ratlast
An interactive editor for the Ratlast Forth library.

REXML 2.4.5 and 2.5.3
New versions of REXML were released by Sean Russell

FreeRIDE 0.5.0 Release Candidate 1
Curt Hibbs has announced the first release candidate of

GridFlow 0.6.4
Mathieu Bouchard has cut a new release of GridFlow (a
multi-dimensional dataflow processing library for Ruby, jMax
and PureData, specialized in pictures and video)

RDE0.9.9.0 released
Sakazuki has cut a new release of RDE, a Ruby IDE for windows.

ruby 1.6.8
Matz has released the last 1.6 version of Ruby (and put up a
preview of 1.8). What a great way to celebrate Christmas. Have
a happy New Year everyone!


Confessions of a Ruby programmer
Wai-Sun Chia wrote about his experiences working with Ruby over
the past year (including doing commercial work). Several people
hopped on the thread to mention their own experiences, and to
talk about making Ruby a more viable option for use in
commercial/professional settings.

ruby-dev summary 19069-19150
TAKAHASHI Masayoshi has posted a recap/translation of the
recent week’s traffic on ruby-dev. Topics include: ‘ruby
1.6.9(sic) preview4 Announcement’, ‘ruby 1.6.8 bug? on freebsd
4.7 stable’, ‘Re: ruby 1.6.9 preview4 Announcement’, ‘class of
substring’, ‘allocator’, ‘Movement for Appropriate Subject’,
AND ‘Object#to_a in Ruby 1.7’.