Ruby 1.9 is released, with material perfornance improvements -- why no hoopla?

Per: http://redhanded.hobix.com/cult/yarvIsRubyItIsItReallyIs.html

It surprises me that this great news has not gotten more awareness.
With a smattering of performance concerns clouding Ruby for some
observers, I would expect this material speed increase to cause broader
celebration.

Maybe it will happen later in the week, or perhaps I am missing a
subtle gotcha.

Thoughts?

pauljdavis@gmail.com wrote:

Per: http://redhanded.hobix.com/cult/yarvIsRubyItIsItReallyIs.html

It surprises me that this great news has not gotten more awareness.
With a smattering of performance concerns clouding Ruby for some
observers, I would expect this material speed increase to cause broader
celebration.

Maybe it will happen later in the week, or perhaps I am missing a
subtle gotcha.

Thoughts?

My understanding is that "trunk" is the main development branch and that 1.9.1 is scheduled for release around Christmas 2007 (as described in the branching plan linked to in the above link) so unless you really like living on the bleeding edge, the incorporation of YARV into Ruby isn't going to be something most users of Ruby will see for a while yet.

It is great that yarv is finally merged into ruby1.9 head. But its still about a year off from being a stable production worthy interpreter. ALso ruby 1.9 does not run rails yet. Lot's of changes between 1.8.x and 1.9. 1.9 is for new features for ruby 2.0. So while this is great news. It doesn't mean you can start using it for much yet.

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