It is a great pleasure to announce the immediate availability of
MacRuby 0.3! Check it out while it’s still hot!
MacRuby is a version of Ruby 1.9, ported to run directly on top of Mac
OS X core technologies such as the Objective-C common runtime and
garbage collector, and the CoreFoundation framework. While still a
work in progress, it is the goal of MacRuby to enable the creation of
full-fledged Mac OS X applications which do not sacrifice performance
in order to enjoy the benefits of using Ruby.
You can learn more about MacRuby, and download a binary installer,
from the website:
Or about this release more specifically, on our blog:
This is an important release. MacRuby now comes with a core library
named HotCocoa, which simplifies Cocoa programming by using simple
Ruby idioms. The dispatcher was rewritten to use the Objective-C
runtime, which eliminates many ambiguities but also improves some
performance. And finally, lots of bug fixes, and a better Cocoa and