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JRuby 1.1.6 Released

The JRuby community is pleased to announce the release of JRuby 1.1.6

Homepage: http://www.jruby.org/
Download: http://dist.codehaus.org/jruby/1.1.6

JRuby 1.1.6 is the sixth point release of JRuby 1.1.  The fixes in this
release are primarily obvious compatibility problems and performance
enhancements.  Our goal is to put out point releases more frequently for
the next several months (about 3-4 weeks a release).  We want a more
rapid release cycle to better address issues brought up by users of JRuby.

Highlights:
- Additional Ruby 1.9 support (via --1.9)
  - Full 1.9 parser
  - Most core 1.9 methods/libraries/classes
- An evergrowing list of dead IO references bug fixed
- Much faster Array.sort
- Run gems out of jar files without having to unpack them.
- Store gem repositories in jars and load them via the classpath.
- Improved JavaEmbedUtils for embedders
- Removed two measurable memory leaks during RC process
- 74 bugs fixed since 1.1.5

Key       Summary
JRUBY-441        Java integration code does not report errors well
JRUBY-1133     $KCODE is ignored when multibyte character is used inside regular expression
JRUBY-1181     Rake batch file for Windows environments
JRUBY-1476     jruby.home extraction / jar-complete / content mismatch
JRUBY-1489     Adding encapulated parse methods for external uses, such as JSR223 API implementation
JRUBY-1801     Support Ruby 1.9 stabby lambda syntax
JRUBY-2028     LocalJumpError is displayed when a block is invoked in a java thread.
JRUBY-2183     handling method_missing is slower than in MRI
JRUBY-2198     Array#sort is slower than MRI
JRUBY-2209     An Interrupt wipes out END {} blocks
JRUBY-2210     permissions on $JRUBY_HOME/lib/ruby/gem/1.8 not wide enough
JRUBY-2224     jirb breaks method_added for classes
JRUBY-2279     JRuby's Signal pollutes Kernel namespace with signal-specific constants
JRUBY-2290     form.datetime_select not working with IE in 1.1RC2 (but does with Firefox)
JRUBY-2301     JRuby script would work when java is installed but JAVA_HOME not set
JRUBY-2380     Thread.list has a race condition
JRUBY-2546     Using reflection to set a String on a field results in an error
JRUBY-2602     Lots of Readline::HISTORY rubyspec failures
JRUBY-2613     Readline.readline wants two arguments
JRUBY-2703     Indexed methods are no longer supported, and options and code related to them should be removed or deprecated.
JRUBY-2746     jruby -S flag does not search PATH, not support relative locations within PATH
JRUBY-2780     RegexpError: target of repeat operator is invalid
JRUBY-2798     File.open rubyspec failure on Mac OS X, Soylatte
JRUBY-2799     Need some mechanism to call masked java methods (initialize)
JRUBY-2834     More than 50 RubySpec failures for ARGF
JRUBY-2852     rcov.rb:654:in `aggregate_data': NilClass can't be coerced into Fixnum (TypeError) when running jruby -S rake spec:rcov
JRUBY-2948     Exceptions do not cut off at binding evals after change reported in JRUBY-2945
JRUBY-3078     require should be made either threadsafe or guaranteed to run the discovered file exactly once
JRUBY-3104     Ruby 1.9 parser support
JRUBY-3107     Ability to get extra position information from DefaultRubyParser
JRUBY-3108     a REXML XPath query fails to run correctly
JRUBY-3111     JRuby does not handle '@' sign in YAML file correctly.
JRUBY-3112     Some Ruby instances are not roundtripping from Ruby to Java and back
JRUBY-3117     Constant lookup from method inside class ::Object is incorrect
JRUBY-3118     Creating a subclass of MatchData that's instantiable blows up because there's no allocator
JRUBY-3122     Arity.required(3) ends up reporting the wrong arity
JRUBY-3126     Allow Rubygems to be loaded and used from within jar files
JRUBY-3130     JRuby selects wrong static method on Java class
JRUBY-3131     obj.send :binding does not set the binding's 'self' to obj
JRUBY-3132     String.split is broken
JRUBY-3133     'jgem update' causes: java.lang.AssertionError: UpdateCommand is not interned
JRUBY-3134     Define RubyRange.min/max
JRUBY-3135     RubyException doesn't define to_str
JRUBY-3138     import 'java.lang' and similar break due to missing PackageSearch class
JRUBY-3140     Const lookup failures in precompiled specs
JRUBY-3141     Array index error in JCodings running latest String#rindex specs
JRUBY-3145     Module#include detects cyclic includes
JRUBY-3149     Float#to_s returns a string representation of self, possibly Nan, -Infinity, +Infinity
JRUBY-3155     TCPSocket#puts block when the socket is waiting in read
JRUBY-3156     Import of Java classes in "main" object has no effect
JRUBY-3161        java interface in base class cannot implement in derived class
JRUBY-3162     Dir.glob does not like encodings, and will fail when used with File.expand_path
JRUBY-3172     Error in YAML.dump
JRUBY-3173     require in 1.1.5 prefers files in the current directory despite loadpath (even with "." removed)
JRUBY-3176     Thread#wakeup doesn't wake up a sleeping thread
JRUBY-3181     [PATCH] Stack trace lost when re-raising an exception
JRUBY-3182     Symlink doesn't work with relative path destinations and Dir.chdir
JRUBY-3185     Ruby.descriptors was leaking endless WeakReferences (with Integer key).
JRUBY-3188     NPE when loading file in tzinfo (used by ActiveSupport)
JRUBY-3189     java.lang.Iterable should have an each method
JRUBY-3191     Including same Java interface twice causes ClassFormatError
JRUBY-3192     Return type coercion to java interfaces broken by new JI
JRUBY-3195     jruby-openssl fails to load but reports no error
JRUBY-3197     Fix "undefined method `uid' for nil:NilClass" problem with Rubygems 1.3.1
JRUBY-3198     String#slice! not working correctly when used with string read from file
JRUBY-3201     JRubyApplet failing when using TrivialFacade.
JRUBY-3209     "java -jar jruby-complete.jar -S jirb" does not run if ~/.jruby exists
JRUBY-3210     the ./ behavior with load is not MRI compatible
JRUBY-3213     for loop broken for 1.9
JRUBY-3217     Memory Leak with Adopted Threads
JRUBY-3225     [Regression] slowdown in Jruby 1.1.6RC2 using Rails 2.1.1
JRUBY-3230     Hpricot broke from 1.5 to 1.6
JRUBY-3233     JRuby with Rails 2.2.2 unable to instantiate a java class
JRUBY-3234     Difference in require behaviour with MRI with ".rb" suffix