IronRuby 1.0 Alpha 2


Announcing the release of IronRuby 1.0 Alpha 2. You can download it on
RubyForge (, I will have a tag
in SVN soon. Notable features: the inclusion of iirb.bat, igem.bat,
irails.bat, irake.bat! This is our first standalone release. Two
caveats: If you want caller to work correctly, use -X:Interpret. If you
want Rubygems to work, ensure that all of your sources end with a /. You
can check in ~/.gemrc.




Excellent work guys!! Congratulations! I know this is a big step for

However, I extracted IronRuby onto my desktop (E:\Users\Ben
Hall\Desktop\ironruby1a2\ironruby). Installed a gem and it ended up
outside of my ironruby directory :frowning:



That sounds like you’re getting our internal version of TOPDIR (defined
in rbconfig.rb). There’s supposed to be a transform to this file when
we export it; it sounds like that transform didn’t work. You should be
able to edit rbconfig.rb manually.


Source for this release has been tagged at