Posted by Moru on 1 Aug 2011
Ruby 1.9.3 preview1 has been released. This is a first preview of next version and there're still minor known issues. But it will be fixed in next release, Ruby 1.9.3-p0.
Ruby Inside has published a review of this release.
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Differences from previous version
Previous Ruby versions was licensed under "GPLv2" and "Ruby" license but "2-clause BSDL"(AKA Simplfied BSD License) and "Ruby" lisence been replacement of them.
SJIS changed to alias for Windows-31J, instead of Shift_JIS.
- io/console: Add capabilities to IO instances.
- test/unit: supports parallel test
- pathname and date are re-implemented on current preview.
- A purpose of VM locking is changed.