Ruby 1.8.7-preview3 has been released

Folks,

Here is an announcement that the third preview of Ruby 1.8.7 has just
been released. Changes from the previous preview release include
fixes for a couple of security problems, some incompatibility issues
and many bugs that have been addressed since the last preview, and a
few backports including Symbol#to_proc that was temporarily backed
out after preview1.

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, although there are ongoing efforts that need
to be done toward adopting RubySpec.

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

ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.bz2
ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.zip

Checksums:

MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.bz2) = c3b09422860cf8defd972ade49c8a3d5
SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.bz2) =
a73649f8c595cae34dc74e0d6c8b74998cc708d26d7d7300b16254d876dc7fe0
SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.bz2) = 4055052

MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.gz) = a10233448872538f5dbb04a1104fe0c9
SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.gz) =
dfe15287d379956761e5059be624d00fe3626674be197ead63526d9bb78fdab4
SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.tar.gz) = 4747478

MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.zip) = 21ca74601ce1a7250a2f22712e392b7e
SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.zip) =
1659a25e30119e207580b5f05540bf58244e8cef64de8c6a18e1813b1efbfa3f
SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview3.zip) = 5833388

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:

http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/tags/v1_8_7_preview3/NEWS
http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/tags/v1_8_7_preview3/ChangeLog

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

http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?atid=22040&group_id=426&func=browse

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 and probably the last preview is planned on next Monday, and
the final release will be released by the end of this month.

This may be your last chance to report problems! Please help us debug
this preview using your libraries and applications and make the final
release production ready.

Regards,

I’ve tried latest version from 1.8 branch (revision r16479) and
running rails in production mode ends with “Segmentation fault” after
1-5 requests.
Below it’s full message:

*** glibc detected *** ruby1.8: free(): invalid pointer:
0x00000000019d76e0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/libc.so.6[0x7f3c3661d08a]
/lib/libc.so.6(cfree+0x8c)[0x7f3c36620c1c]
ruby1.8[0x43a0cb]
ruby1.8(ruby_xmalloc+0x6e)[0x43a98e]
ruby1.8(ruby_xcalloc+0x1d)[0x43ac4d]
ruby1.8(st_init_table+0x3e)[0x49779e]
ruby1.8(rb_hash_new+0x56)[0x43cd96]
ruby1.8[0x41a3da]
ruby1.8[0x41e2bb]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x41a17d]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x41bc19]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x41db72]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41a8c1]
ruby1.8[0x41d4a3]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x426d31]
ruby1.8[0x41c950]
ruby1.8[0x41a17d]
ruby1.8[0x41fdf3]
ruby1.8[0x41a4a5]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41a8c1]
ruby1.8[0x41e5ab]
ruby1.8[0x41a7bb]
ruby1.8[0x41b042]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x426d31]
ruby1.8[0x41c950]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41a1e2]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x42c967]
ruby1.8[0x421f73]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41aa0d]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
ruby1.8[0x42241f]
ruby1.8[0x41a1e2]
ruby1.8[0x421e8b]
======= Memory map: ========
00400000-0050e000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 8601608
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/bin/ruby1.8
0070d000-0070f000 rw-p 0010d000 08:06 8601608
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/bin/ruby1.8
0070f000-01e04000 rw-p 0070f000 00:00 0
[heap]
7f3c2c000000-7f3c2c021000 rw-p 7f3c2c000000 00:00 0
7f3c2c021000-7f3c30000000 —p 7f3c2c021000 00:00 0
7f3c30ebd000-7f3c30eca000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 6045828
/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
7f3c30eca000-7f3c310ca000 —p 0000d000 08:06 6045828
/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
7f3c310ca000-7f3c310cb000 rw-p 0000d000 08:06 6045828
/lib/libgcc_s.so.1
7f3c310cb000-7f3c310d5000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 6045995
/lib/libnss_files-2.7.so
7f3c310d5000-7f3c312d5000 —p 0000a000 08:06 6045995
/lib/libnss_files-2.7.so
7f3c312d5000-7f3c312d7000 rw-p 0000a000 08:06 6045995
/lib/libnss_files-2.7.so
7f3c312d7000-7f3c312ed000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 6045992
/lib/libnsl-2.7.so
7f3c312ed000-7f3c314ec000 —p 00016000 08:06 6045992
/lib/libnsl-2.7.so
7f3c314ec000-7f3c314ee000 rw-p 00015000 08:06 6045992
/lib/libnsl-2.7.so
7f3c314ee000-7f3c314f0000 rw-p 7f3c314ee000 00:00 0
7f3c314f0000-7f3c31506000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 6046121
/lib/libpthread-2.7.so
7f3c31506000-7f3c31706000 —p 00016000 08:06 6046121
/lib/libpthread-2.7.so
7f3c31706000-7f3c31708000 rw-p 00016000 08:06 6046121
/lib/libpthread-2.7.so
7f3c31708000-7f3c3170c000 rw-p 7f3c31708000 00:00 0
7f3c3170c000-7f3c318c5000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 10455292
/usr/lib/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0
7f3c318c5000-7f3c31ac5000 —p 001b9000 08:06 10455292
/usr/lib/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0
7f3c31ac5000-7f3c31b0e000 rw-p 001b9000 08:06 10455292
/usr/lib/libmysqlclient.so.15.0.0
7f3c31b0e000-7f3c31b0f000 rw-p 7f3c31b0e000 00:00 0
7f3c31b0f000-7f3c31b22000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 11207037
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.so
7f3c31b22000-7f3c31d22000 —p 00013000 08:06 11207037
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.so
7f3c31d22000-7f3c31d23000 rw-p 00013000 08:06 11207037
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7/lib/mysql.so
7f3c31d23000-7f3c31d24000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 426051
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/digest/sha1.so
7f3c31d24000-7f3c31f23000 —p 00001000 08:06 426051
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/digest/sha1.so
7f3c31f23000-7f3c31f24000 rw-p 00000000 08:06 426051
/home/radarek/language-shootout/build/lib/ruby/1.8/x86_64-linux/digest/sha1.so
7f3c31f24000-7f3c32c1e000 rw-p 7f3c31Aborted


Rados³aw Bu³at

http://radarek.jogger.pl - mój blog

Akinori MUSHA wrote:

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

Is the BasicObject class (from Ruby 1.9) included in Ruby 1.8.7?

Also, does OpenStruct derive from BasicObject in Ruby 1.8.7? So that we
no longer have to undef type and id to use those properties in our
OpenStructs?

require ‘ostruct’

class OpenStruct
undef id # deprecated in Ruby 1.8; removed in 1.9
undef type # same thing
end

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At Mon, 19 May 2008 20:18:28 +0900,
Radosław Bułat wrote:

I’ve tried latest version from 1.8 branch (revision r16479) and
running rails in production mode ends with “Segmentation fault” after
1-5 requests.
Below it’s full message:

Thanks for the report, but unfortunately I cannot tell what’s causing
the segfault from what’s below. Could you rebuild ruby with -g given
in CFLAGS and give me a more precise stacktrace?

We’ve fixed some bugs since the preview3 release, so please try
checking out the latest revision from the ruby_1_8_7 branch.

Regards,

*** glibc detected *** ruby1.8: free(): invalid pointer: 0x00000000019d76e0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib/libc.so.6[0x7f3c3661d08a]
/lib/libc.so.6(cfree+0x8c)[0x7f3c36620c1c]
ruby1.8[0x43a0cb]
ruby1.8(ruby_xmalloc+0x6e)[0x43a98e]
ruby1.8(ruby_xcalloc+0x1d)[0x43ac4d]
ruby1.8(st_init_table+0x3e)[0x49779e]
ruby1.8(rb_hash_new+0x56)[0x43cd96]
(snip)

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