Ruby 1.9.2 released

    The next, long-awaited version of the Ruby interpreter for version 1.9.2 has been released

    About 1.9.2 points

    Ruby 1.9.2 is mostly compatible with 1.9.1, with the following changes:
    • Many new methods
    • New Socket API (with IPv6 Support)
    • Support for more string encodings
    • Random class that supports various random number generators
    • Reworked Time class. Now the problem of 2038 is not a problem.
    • Some regexp regex improvements
    • $: no longer contains the current directory.
    • dl redesigned as an add-on for libffi.
    • New psych library, a wrapper for libyaml. You can use it instead of syck

    Good news

    Ruby 1.9.2 tested at 99% RubySpec

    Supported Platforms

    100% Supported Platforms
    • Debian GNU / Linux 5.0 on IA32.
    Best support
    • Ruby 1.9.2 works mostly well on these platforms.
    • mswin32, x64-mswin64, mingw32
    • MacOS X 10.5 (Intel) and 10.6
    • FreeBSD 6 and later (amd64, IA32)
    • Solaris 10
    • Symbian OS
    Possible support
    • Other Linux distributions
    • Other versions of MacOS X.
    • cygwin
    • AIX 5
    • Other POSIX compatible systems
    • BeOS (Haiku)
    Not supported
    • Any other system


    $: no longer contains the current directory, so some scripts need to be fixed to work correctly. In any case, your application should depend as little as possible on the current directory.

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