JRuby 1.3.0RC1 Released


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The JRuby community is pleased to announce the release of JRuby 1.3.0RC1

Homepage: http://www.jruby.org/
Download: http://dist.codehaus.org/jruby/

JRuby 1.3.0RC1 is a release to fix some issues which prevented JRuby
from
working with Google App Engine (GAE/J). We decided to put out a shorter
release so that users interested in GAE/J could get going without
needing to
build JRuby from scratch.

Please try your apps against 1.3.0RC1 ASAP and report problems

Highlights:

  • Fixes so that JRuby runs in restricted environments better like GAE/J
  • Accessing primitive Java arrays are about 10x faster
  • timeout.rb is now ~40% faster
  • irb works in --1.9 mode now
    • Additional Miscellaneous 1.9 fixes
  • rubygems 1.3.2 and rspec 1.2.6 upgrades
  • 22 bugs fixed since 1.2.0

Key Summary
JRUBY-3566 bug in multiplication
JRUBY-1401 Pathname#realpath fails for Windows drive letters
JRUBY-3490 Object#instance_exec only works with blocks of 3
parameters or less?!
JRUBY-3423 When using ActiveSupport, YAML dump/load of 3.0 returns
YAML::PrivateType
JRUBY-3517 Incorrect self in a multiple assignment
JRUBY-3514 RUBY_PATCHLEVEL should be a Fixnum instead of String
JRUBY-3533 YAML.load fails on Base64 encoded binary data created by
yaml “Length of Base64 encoded input string is not a multiple of 4.”
JRUBY-3516 Non-thread safe regex backrefs
JRUBY-2289 File.directory? returns false for directories inside a
jar
JRUBY-3551 ConcurrentModificationException in
RubyClass.invalidateCacheDescendants()
JRUBY-3564 UDPSocket#bind should interpret the empty string as
INADDR_ANY, not loopback
JRUBY-3563 getsockname and getpeername should return a struct
sockaddr
JRUBY-3511 1.2.0: jruby --1.9 picks up the wrong path for loading
modules
JRUBY-3166 Primitive type not being boxed when implementing a Java
interface.
JRUBY-3568 Threads don’t appear to inherit the thread group of their
creating thread
JRUBY-3599 loop does not rescue StopIteration in --1.9
JRUBY-3610 StringIO#read given a buffer raises ArrayIndex error
JRUBY-3488 trap does not handle string as second argument
JRUBY-3481 JRuby test: test_command_line_switches.rb fails on Oracle
JRockit JVM
JRUBY-3537 FFI: initialize() is not called for Struct and
ManagedStruct instances
JRUBY-3565 TCPServer should bind to INADDR_ANY given empty string as
hostname
JRUBY-3461 Minor code conventions documentation typo