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Blog from October, 2006

JRuby 0.9.1 Released!

The JRuby team is pleased to announce the release of JRuby 0.9.1. 

Download: http://dist.codehaus.org/jruby/

This release has some significant improvements:

- Overall performance is 50-60% faster than JRuby 0.9.0
- Improved Rails support
- New syntax for including Java classes into Ruby
- New interpreter design
- Refactoring of method dispatch, code evaluation, and block dispatch code
- Parser performance enhancement
- Rewriting of Enumerable and StringScanner in Java
- New experimental syntax for implementing interfaces
- 86 Jira issues resolved since 0.9.0

Ola Bini has been inducted into JRuby as a core developer during this development cycle.
He has been coding like an unstoppable machine and we want to make sure he gets the
recognition he deserves.

In addition to contributions from the regular suspects we have several new contributors
worth mentioning: Ryan Bell, Dave Brosius, Miguel Covarrubias, Antti Karanta, and
Michael Studman.

Additional thanks to all the people on our mailing lists who help give feedback and ideas.
JRuby just keeps getting better and better.

Two wikis have been launched to support Rubyists and JRubyists worldwide.

The first is the RubySpec Wiki, to serve as a community-evolved specification of the Ruby language, libraries, runtime, and implementations. Everything from String methods to marshaling specifications can go here, to form a central repository for information on how Ruby really works.

The second is the JRuby Wiki, maintained for and by the JRuby community. Getting Started, HOWTOs, FAQs, and other documentation on JRuby will be available here, and anyone can contribute.

The Wiki phenomenon has helped transform the internet, and now it can help Rubyists and JRubyists alike get and share the information they all need. Contribute an article or edit today!