Just thought I'd get the word out: Rubinius (http://rubini.us) is having a Pledgie fund-raiser: http://pledgie.com/campaign/show/87 It's a great cause. The ten-second pitch is that it's a next- generation VM for Ruby with large portions being written in Ruby, and the current roadmap is for 1.0 (MRI compatible, but higher performance) to drop at RubyConf in October! If that's not something we can get excited about as a community I'm not sure what is. :-) The goal of the drive is (at least in part) to help subsidize the cost of a Mac capable of running Parallels to spread the cross-platform goodness. Disclaimer: I'm not a committer to the project, just really excited about it, so to me, it's great to have the opportunity to contribute in this way.
on 2007-03-20 21:55