JRuby 1.1 Finalized
Key features include improved memory consumption and refactored I/O implementation.The JRuby community, sponsored by Sun Microsystems, is releasing JRuby 1.1, a new version of the implementation of Ruby that runs on the Java Virtual Machine. Charles Nutter, co-lead of the JRuby project and a Sun engineer, said in a blog post that the community launched JRuby 1.1 April 5. Coming up later, he said, is work on JRuby 1.1.1 and JRuby 1.2/2.0.
"JRuby 1.1 represents a concerted focus on speed and refinement," said Thomas Enebo, another co-lead of the JRuby project and also a Sun engineer. "Ruby code can completely compile in an Ahead of Time [AOT] or Just in Time [JIT] mode; yielding a faster Ruby! It also uses less memory than our previous releases."