[ANN] IronRuby 1.0 RC2

The IronRuby team is pleased to announce version 1.0 RC2!

http://ironruby.net/download

Direct download link:

This release is also accompanied by a preview release
compatible with .NET 4.0 RC:

As IronRuby approaches the final 1.0, these RCs will
contain crucial bug fixes and enhancements that IronRuby
requires to be a fast and compatible 1.0. Now that IronRuby
is in the release-candidate stage, your feedback is even
more important. Please use these new binaries as much as
you can and report any issues you find here:
http://ironruby.codeplex.com/WorkItem/Create.aspx.

Note: The actual version of the assemblies is “0.9.4.0”; they
will be updated to “1.0.0.0” when the last anticipated RC of
IronRuby 1.0 is released.

== Contributors

casualjim, eoinomeara, ghouston, jimmysch, jredville, jwthornpson2,
KAZUu, kralor, niclasnilsson, nikosd, rifraf, sborde, thbar,
TomasMatousek, turp, vaderpi, vertiginous, xport

Thank you all, and everyone else who contributed to
previous releases!

== Highlighted changes in RC2

  • Fix how ir.exe -e treats arguments
  • “-S” command-line argument: load file from path (eg. ir -S irb)
  • Implements BEGIN and END blocks.
  • support open("|shell_command") for autospec
  • reduces the number of methods jitted during startup time of irb from
    481 to 80,
    which translates to 34% time reduction.
  • enable debugging IronRuby when running in Silverlight
  • Fixes issues reported by mcs.
  • Adaptive loop compilation
  • super with implicit arguments in eval
  • Sets RUBY_PLATFORM according to Environment.OSVersion.Platform

For more detailed list of changes and bugfixes please see the CHANGELOG:
http://rubyforge.org/frs/shownotes.php?release_id=42661

Enjoy!
~ Jimmy … and the IronRuby team

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