Newest version of Java/Ruby hybrid out

JRuby 1.6.6 released

Chris Mayer

The JRuby community are proud to announce their latest release bringing some slight changes and critical fixes

An update to the Java/Ruby JVM hybrid language has been
released. JRuby 1.6.6
rounds out the series that was made to support Ruby 1.9, with some
improvements towards performance and with the obligatory fixes.

Notable changes within this release include:

  • Updated stdlib to match Ruby 1.8.7p357 and 1.9.2p312
  • Updated RubyGems to 1.8.15
  • Multiple 1.9-mode yield/splat bugs fixed (pp, rspec 2.8 working
  • Multiple 1.9-mode encoding bugs fixed
  • Critical fixes in Random and Fiber
  • Map Scala operator methods to symbolic names ($plus, etc)

The full list of
resolved issues
 can be viewed within the documentation on
the JRuby homepage, where you can also download JRuby 1.6.6. The
team state that this is the last version within the 1.6.x series
and they will be fully focused on JRuby 1.7 from this point on. An
end of an era but we anticipate some good stuff coming in the next
series from the JRuby team.

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