2006 Archives

Ruby on Rails Bootcamp in Georgia

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. is offering their Ruby on Rails Bootcamp classes in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA the week of February 12th-16th. For more information you can find the press release at http://bignerdranch.com/news/2006-10-11.shtml.

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CVS Repository moved to SVN

We have moved the source code repository to http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/. You can checkout it using the svn command, or you can also browse it by ViewVC.

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Ruby on Rails Bootcamp in Germany

Big Nerd Ranch Europe is offering their Ruby on Rails Bootcamp classes in Kloster Eberbach, Germany (near Frankfurt) the week of March 26th-30th. For more information you can find the press release at http://www.bignerdranch.com/news/2006-12-20.shtml.

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Another DoS Vulnerability in CGI Library

Another vulnerability has been discovered in the CGI library (cgi.rb) that ships with Ruby which could be used by a malicious user to create a denial of service attack (DoS).

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DoS Vulnerability in CGI Library (CVE-2006-5467)

A vulnerability has been discovered in the CGI library (cgi.rb) that ships with Ruby which could be used by a malicious user to create a denial of service attack (DoS). The problem is triggered by sending the library an HTTP request that uses multipart MIME encoding and has an invalid boundary specifier that begins with “-” instead of “–”. Once triggered it will exhaust all available memory resources effectively creating a DoS condition.

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RubyConf 2006 Recap

Last weekend over 300 Rubyists gathered in Denver, CO to discuss many aspects of our favorite language. This was my first conference and I must say they are every bit as impressive as you have probably heard. The presentations are great, but it’s hard to top talking and hacking with with fellow Rubyists between the events. Everyone should experience that at least once.

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RubyConf 2006 Almost Upon Us!

With people traveling from all over the world, by train, by car, and by air, enthusiasm is building for RubyConf 2006! The conference is scheduled to begin Friday morning, but if you arrive early you may be able to join in on a few preliminary activities.

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Site Launch At Last!

As you can see the much anticipated redesign is now live. It was over a year ago that it was suggested that a “visual identity team” be formed for the purpose of redesigning the Ruby Web site. The redesign team created over 20 mockups for the the new site, posted several for the Ruby community to comment on, and finally decided on the current design.

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Server maintenance

Services except mailinglists will be down for a server maintenance on Wed Aug 30 08:00:00 UTC 2006. The downtime will be a few hours. Sorry for inconvenience.

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Ruby 1.8.5 released!

Ruby 1.8.5 has been released.

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The Future of Ruby

There has been much discussion recently on the future directions Ruby will be exploring, with some official plans coming from Matz himself. If you are interested to know what’s coming, check out the following links:

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Ruby in Google Summer of Code

Student Rubyists will be able to participate in the Google Summer of Code this summer, with Ruby Central, Inc. Ruby Central, Inc. as mentoring organization. See the Summer of Code page at Ruby Central.

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Conference season is here

This coming spring and summer are shaping up to be a real “conference alley” for Rubyists. (And RubyConf 2006 hasn’t even been announced yet!) Upcoming events of interest include:

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