Ruby 1.8.7-preview2 has been released


Here is an announcement that the second preview of Ruby 1.8.7 has just
been released. Changes from the previous preview release include
several fixes for some incompatibility issues and bugs that have been
addressed by now.

Addition of Symbol#to_proc has been backed out, because it didn’t work
as expected as intended in the test cases.

The new version of Ruby includes many bug fixes, lots of feature
enhancements and some performance improvements since 1.8.6 while
maintaining stability and backward compatibility with the previous
release to a high degree.

The source code package is available in three formats at the following


    MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.bz2) = 

SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.bz2) =
SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.bz2) = 4013909

    MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz) = 

SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz) =
SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz) = 4714063

    MD5 ( = b70c39942184101f6f3a9cd1eb245a12
    SHA256 ( = 

SIZE ( = 5797584

For a brief list of user visible changes and a full list of all
changes, see the bundled files named NEWS and ChangeLog, which are
also available at the following locations:

Please test it out and drop us a report in the following tracker if
you find any problem:

Some known problems are on the list and when you find one it may be
fixed already, so please look through all items querying with “State”
set to “Any” before submitting a new one.

The next preview is planned on next Friday and that will hopefully be
the last preview release.


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