IronRuby now on Rubyforge
At this time, there are no released files to download, so getting the source means checking it out from the repository using a Subversion client. Developers not familiar with Subversion, can refer to the quick tour by Aaron Junod at the rubydoes.net blog:
First download and install Subversion, or a compatible client like TortoiseSVN. If you choose to install the command line tools, shell out to a DOS prompt and type “svn help” to make sure your path is setup correctly. If not, reboot. If you choose Tortoise it will require a reboot. Once you have one of those installed, now you will need to get the latest version of the code.
If you are using the command line, typing:
svn co http://ironruby.rubyforge.org/svn/trunk/ IronRuby
will get the latest version of the code into the folder IronRuby. If you are using Tortoise, create a folder named IronRuby, right click on it, and choose SVN Check out. then provide
http://ironruby.rubyforge.org/svn/trunk/ as a path.
For a quick peek at the code without having to check it out from Subversion, RubyForge also provides a Web based interface to the source repository for IronRuby.
The current version of the code contains improvements over the previously released version. IronRuby's John Lam lists a few enhancements:
So what's changed?
- Exception handling
- Parallel assignment
- Instance variables
Added some more library support:
- String (not quite complete yet)
With the great interest in Ruby on the .NET platform, M. David Peterson calls for a Labor day Hackfest to improve both Ruby implementations for .NET:
This Saturday… day, day < Sunday... day, day, and < Monday... day, day *ONLY*, the IronRuby and Ruby.NET Labor Day Weekend *HACKFEST* Extravaganza is coming to an IRC channel near you,Ruby.NET is another implementation of Ruby for .NET, that was made available on Google Code. For more information about Ruby.NET see this InfoQ interview about the project.
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Are you planning contribute to one of these Ruby implementations? Which one would you chose?