2005 Archives

Ruby 1.8.4 released!

Ruby 1.8.4 has been released. The source is ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/ruby-1.8.4.tar.gz, the md5sum is bd8c2e593e1fa4b01fd98eaf016329bb, and filesize is 4,312,965 bytes.

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Ruby 1.8.4 preview 2 released

Ruby 1.8.4 preview 2 has been released. You can download the source here. The md5 sum is: e5a48054fb34f09da17e8e8f04b8c706

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New Ruby Web Magazine Goes Live

The newest on-line resource for serious Ruby information has gone live. Ruby Code & Style, an on-line magazine from Artima, has just published issue #1. Check out the names on the advisory board. It’s a Who’s Who of everybody who’s anybody in the Ruby world. The premiere issue has three outstanding articles: First up, Jack Herrington, author of Code Generation in Action (Manning, 2002) and Podcasting Hacks (O’Reilly, 2005), has written Modular Architectures with Ruby Next, Austin Ziegler gives us Creating Printable Documents with Ruby And there’s a reprint of Ara Howard’s article, Linux Clustering with Ruby Queue: Small is Beautiful, which first appeared in Linux Journal but deserves repeat attention A big thanks to the advisory board, and especial to Bill Venners for starting this whole thing.

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EuRuKo 2005

EuRuKo 2005, the European Ruby Conference, will be in Munich, Germany, October 15 and 16, 2005. If you have any means whatsoever to attend, go. It is still fairly small, and the intimate feeling of the conference is something special. You can see the current agenda here, but last year there were assorted spontaneous talks and discussions as well and it will likely be the same this year.

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Ruby vulnerability in the safe level settings

The Ruby versions listed below have a vulnerability that allows an arbitrary code to run bypassing the safe level check.

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Ruby 1.8.3 released

Ruby 1.8.3 has been released. The source is here, and the md5sum is 63d6c2bddd6af86664e338b31f3189a6.

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Registration for RubyConf 2005 is CLOSING soon.

Registration for RubyConf 2005 is CLOSING soon. The schedule is as follows:

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RubyConf 2005 Registration: Time is running out

David Black announced on ruby-talk that there are now 136 registrants, from 12 countries, for RubyConf 2005. If you still have not registered, do it now. Full registration (i.e., full meal plans) ends in two weeks. Non-full may continue past that, but not forever. Go to the RubyConf site for complete registration details.

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RubyConf 2005 Registration Tops 100

David A. Black recently reported on ruby-talk that over 100 people have registered for RubyConf 2005, to be held this coming October 14-16 in San Diego. If you haven’t yet registered, now is the time!

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security@ruby-lang.org

Created security@ruby-lang.org . If you have found vulnerabilities in Ruby, please report to this address. security@ruby-lang.org is a private ML, and anyone can post to it without subscription.

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XMLRPC.iPIMethods Vulnerability

On Fri Jun 17 2005, a vulnerability of XMLRPC.iPIMethods was reported in [ruby-core:05237]. Remote attackers can execute arbitrary commands by this vulnerability.

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Upgrade to Debian GNU/Linux 3.1

We’ll upgrade this host to Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge) on Wed Jun 29 05:00:00 UTC 2005. Services will be stopped for a while. Successfully DONE. Thank you.

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Anonymous CVS Service Restart

Anonymous CVS Service was restarted. Thank you.

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Anonymous CVS Service Stopped

We stopped the anonymous CVS service because of Security Update of CVS. The service will be restarted after Debian package update.

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Server Maintenance

We’ll be performing server maintenance on Thu Apr 14 03:00:00 UTC 2005. It may be down briefly.

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RubyConf 2005 Preregistration now open

Preregistration for the upcoming Fifth Annual International Ruby Conference (RubyConf 2005) is now open. RubyConf 2005 will be held in San Diego, CA, October 14-16. You can preregister here. The full announcement is here.

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RubyCentral CodeFest Grants Announced

Ruby Central announced the the recipients of its first CodeFest Grant Program. Five projects were awarded funding to support regional coding sessions, whose aim are to build working Ruby code to fill a void in the landscape of available Ruby libraries. Congratulations to the recipients!

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Ruby Weekly News

Tim Sutherland announced the latest publication of the Ruby Weekly News. The Ruby Weekly News is a weekly summary of the ruby-talk mailing list. Tim recently resurrected it after an extended hiatus. The Ruby Weekly News is a great way to stay in touch with what’s happening in the world of ruby-talk as its volume continues to grow. Many thanks to Tim for this valuable resource!

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