[ANN] Ruby 1.9.1 Preview 2 Released

Ruby 1.9.1 Preview 2 has been released.

This is a preview release of Ruby 1.9, which will be the first stable
version of Ruby 1.9 series.
If you encounter a bug or a problem, please let us know it via the
official issue tracking system (http://redmine.ruby-lang.org ).

== Location

== Improvements

  • supports 21 new character encodings.
  • works better with RubyGems.
  • handles SEGV better when system stack overflows.
  • fixed a bit of regexp imcompatiblity to Perl5 and old Ruby.
  • many bugs in Time#strftime and Date#strftime fixed.
  • process termination got faster.
  • allows long style options in RUBYOPT.
  • You can “make test” without installing ruby.
  • You can derive a class from Fiber correctly.
  • many bugs fixed.

== Release schedule
Current Status:

  • Language features are effectively “frozen”.
  • But we could not finish multilingualization tasks for standard
    libraries. For example, irb does not recognize magic comments.
  • So changes to some of standard libraries continue.
    • irb
    • erb
    • cgi


  • 25 Dec, 2008: Ruby 1.9.1 release candidate
  • 25 Jan, 2009: Ruby 1.9.1


At 22:25 08/12/01, Yugui (Yuki S.) wrote:

Ruby 1.9.1 Preview 2 has been released.

== Improvements

  • supports 21 new character encodings.

Many thanks for mentioning this. However, processing of these
encodings was already supported. What is new is that these
encodings can now also be converted (from/to UTF-8 and from
there to others).

We are working on conversions for some more encodings. If anybody
has a conversion that they want to see supported soon, please
tell me.

Regards, Martin.

#-#-# Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-#-# http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp mailto:[email protected]