JRuby Upgrade Called Biggest Release Ever

JRuby, the Ruby variant for Java Virtual Machines, has just launched what project leader Charles Nutter calls “the biggest JRuby release we’ve ever done.” Version 1.6 adds support for Ruby 1.9, as well as offering improved performance and better Microsoft support.

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Though it’s still not as past as Java, Nutter estimated that this version of JRuby offers a 5 to 10 percent performance boost. “Like previous releases, every version of JRuby is going to run Ruby code just a bit faster than the previous one,” he said.

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