Ruby 1.9.2 Released
Thursday, 19 August 2010

An upgrade to Ruby is now available and it has an important bug fix for the year 2038 problem, IPv6 support and a new Random class.

Banner

 

Ruby 1.92 has been released and to quote from the Ruby blog:

ruby

Ruby 1.9.2 is mostly compatible with 1.9.1, except the following changes:

  • Many new methods
  • New socket API (enhanced IPv6 support)
  • New encodings
  • Random class that supports various random number generators
  • Time is reimplemented. There is no longer the year 2038 problem.
  • some regexp enhancements
  • $: no longer includes the current directory.
  • dl is reimplemented on top of libffi.
  • new psych library that wraps libyaml. You can use the library instead of syck.

What you find important depends what you are doing but the fix to the 2038 problem has to be welcome and better Random number generators are always fun.

ruby

Compatibility seems to be good and where things are not backward compatible there is a good reason. There seems to be little point in not upgrading.

For more details see NEWS.

To download http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/

Further Reading

Ruby on Rails for Microsoft Developers

Metaprogramming Ruby

JRuby 1.5.0

Ruby: Visual QuickStart Guide

Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional

Banner


Robowow - Mows, Vacs And Cleans Your Pool
01/04/2014

This is the time of the domestic robots, but they aren't like Rosie from the Jetsons. They aren't general purpose machines but are specialized to one task. Now Robomow has a robot that does three dome [ ... ]



Water In WebGL - One You Have To See
30/03/2014

Sometimes there are demo programs that you just have to see because they are beautiful. In this case it is a raytraced water simulation - but using WebGL to deliver it in your browser.


More News

<ASIN:1933988657>

<ASIN:0672328844>

<ASIN:0974514055>

<ASIN:0596523009>

<ASIN:1934356476>

<ASIN:1934356085>

<ASIN:0596516177>

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 August 2010 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.