Tuesday, May 15, 2007

XRuby 0.2.0 released

I am glad to announce that XRuby 0.2.0 is now available for download at:

Here is a summary of major changes in this release:

1. Beanworms started to work on the debugging support and we now have a basic debugger in trunk.
2. Zhang Yu and Haofei Wang added/fixed lots of builtin methods
3. Dreamhead rewrote RubySymbol as the old one was plain wrong
4. As test::unit works on XRuby, we imported unit tests from c ruby (test\ruby) to test our implementation. The result was not very impressive so far, less than half of the tests passed. We are planning to make all tests pass in the coming weeks.
5. Meanwhile, Femto is leading our efforts to create an ANTLR v3 based ruby parser in another branch. Upgrading our parser from ANTLR v2 to v3 is indeed challenging, but he has make very impressive progress.

Thank you everybody who contributed to this release!

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