[Ironruby-core] [ANN] IronRuby 1.1 Released!

Jimmy Schementi jimmy at schementi.com
Sat Jul 17 04:01:28 EDT 2010


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The IronRuby team is pleased to announce the release of IronRuby 1.1!

Download IronRuby 1.1 now:
http://ironruby.net/download

Direct download links:
http://ironruby.codeplex.com/releases/view/43540

Online release notes:
http://ironruby.codeplex.com/releases/view/43540#ReleaseNotes


IronRuby 1.1* is the first release after IronRuby 1.0, the first stable
version of the Ruby 1.8.6 <http://ruby-lang.org/> compiler for the .NET
framework. IronRuby 1.1 is *NOT* fully backwards compatible with IronRuby
1.0; most notably that IronRuby 1.1 no longer supports .NET 2.0 SP1. .NET
3.5 is the minimum requirement for IronRuby 1.1, though using .NET 4.0 is
strongly advised. Also, though this release is primarily bug-fixes for 1.0,
consider any new features "Alpha" quality.

This release adds support for .NET extension
methods<http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb383977.aspx> in
IronRuby. This works by calling the *using_clr_extensions* method, which
activates all extension methods defined on classes defined in a given
namespace, regardless of the assembly they are defined in; assemblies loaded
in the future that define extension methods in the activated namespace will
automatically appear on the correct types. Here’s a simple example of using
LINQ <http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa904594.aspx> extension
methods:

 load_assembly "System.Core"
using_clr_extensions System::Linq
# ...
products.
  where(lambda { |p| p.units_in_stock == 0 }).
  each { |x| puts x.product_name }

For more information see the LINQ 101 sampes ported to
IronRuby<http://github.com/ironruby/ironruby/blob/master/Languages/Ruby/Samples/Linq/101samples.rb>

IronRuby 1.1 is now licensed under the Apache License (Version
2)<http://ironruby.codeplex.com/license>,
rather than the Microsoft Public License. This decision is based upon
continual feedback and questions from the community, as well as for
consistency between IronPython <http://ironpython.codeplex.com/> and
the Dynamic
Language Runtime <http://dlr.codeplex.com/>, which are now also licensed
under the Apache License.

Other fixes in IronRuby 1.1:
- 1754 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/1754> CLR method enumeration
returns invisible members
- 1462 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/1462> eval'ing a heredoc and
defining a method causes an ArgumentError
- 4363 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4363> Dir.glob should support
more than one argument
- 4003 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4003> "".rindex("somestring")
raises RangeError
- 4204 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4204> require and $" issue.
MRI difference
- 4448 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4448> IO.readline does not
take account of the optional separator
- 4446 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4446> enumerator#each_cons
- 4089 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4089> "Start and End must be
well ordered" using Heredoc in console.
- 4128 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4128> Can't send SIGINT to
autospec
- 4031 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/4031> Rubygems are very slow
after including Windows forms
- 3392 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/3392> overriding indexer
- 3279 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/3279> Python-Ruby interop
issues
- 2609 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/2609> Splatting COM out params
- 2243 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/2243> C# constructor with
internal visibility inaccessible when using -X:PrivateBinding
- 772 <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/workitem/772> System::TypeLoadException
when including C**/CLI interface with modopts

For more detailed list of changes and bugfixes please see the CHANGELOG.txt
in the release.

As always, if you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an
issue on CodePlex <http://ironruby.codeplex.com/WorkItem/Create.aspx>.

Sincerely,
*The IronRuby Core Team*
Jim Deville <http://blog.jredville.com/>, Tomas
Matousek<http://blog.tomasm.net/>,
and Jimmy Schementi <http://blog.jimmy.schementi.com/>
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