RubyConf 2007: Rubinius
Some “Junior High Analysis”:
- 1.8 & 1.9 is Ruby (core) for C programmers
- JRuby is Ruby for Java programmers
- IronRuby is Ruby for C# programmers
- Rubinius is Ruby for Ruby programmers
Rubinius finally allows Ruby programmers to “eat yummy dogfood.” It’s targeted at fellow Ruby programmers, not folks on the street. It also provides a much tighter feedback loop for language improvements & clarification.
Following on that, they have 57 committers, with 17 of those with 20 or more commits (36 with 100+ lines changed). Commit bits have been “free flowing” and easy to get (if something you submit as a patch you get commit rights).
Props to EngineYard for funding Evan’s work on Rubinius.
Evan is shooting to have 1.0 out by ? (was: RubyConf 2007). Things change. Mistakes were made. They’re evolving.
Author: Evan Phoenix