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The JRuby team is pleased to announce the release of JRuby 0.9.2.


This release has some great improvements:

  • Extensions openssl and readline now working
  • Code for a new graphical irb console
  • Partial support for iconv and bigdecimal extensions
  • RSpec now supported
  • Improved Rails support
  • Fixed all known block and scoping bugs
  • Enhanced parser performance
  • More compiler and performance work
  • Refactored variable scoping logic
  • 127 Jira issues resolved since 0.9.1

Ola Bina gets accolades for completely writing an openssl clone in Java from
scratch! We are not worthy (smile)

Damian Steer has written a beautiful irb console in Java Swing which has color
highlighting and popup code completion.

Thanks to several new and returning contributors: Anders Bengtsson, Aslak Hellesoy,
Peter K Chan, Thomas Palmer, and Wes Nakamura.

Additional thanks to all the people on our mailing lists who help give feedback and

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  1. New graphical irb console is great. It would be very useful to have helpful auto popups not only for macos version (SuperConsole).

  2. how can I work with UTF-8 strings/input from JRuby?