[ANN] RubyInstaller 2.0.0-p195 released

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Luis Lavena

May 17, 2013, 1:27:08 AM5/17/13
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In combination with the rest of the RubyInstaller team, I'm very
pleased to announce the release of RubyInstaller packages for Ruby

This new version of Ruby also brings new changes to RubyInstaller.

Starting with 2.0.0, the packages will be provided in two versions:
32bits (x86) and 64bits (x64).

This is possible thanks to newer compiler provided by mingw-w64 project.

Over the past months our Continous Integration worker has been compiling and
running tests against GCC 4.7.2, ensuring this version satisfy the compilation
requirements of Ruby.

This also means newer DevKit package is required to use with this version.

As usual, installer and 7z packages are available at RubyInstaller
website and RubyForge for download:

For verification, MD5 signatures of each file released are provided:

c243bb334fd4f19047ed145d9b5db042 *ruby-2.0.0-p195-doc-chm.7z
6df8ea7ff64abf86c9f880381ddbd09d *ruby-2.0.0-p195-i386-mingw32.7z
31c7f19e02566bf4f40dfd68f0797348 *ruby-2.0.0-p195-x64-mingw32.7z
b3ecf760be8682e8a33d1f423ee16f77 *rubyinstaller-2.0.0-p195.exe
3723f8eeacd58b1ee05202b51e7bdaf7 *rubyinstaller-2.0.0-p195-x64.exe

Installer is also digitally signed to avoid alterations and UAC warnings.

You can read Ruby's own announcement here:

= What's new in Ruby, for Windows users?

Ruby's announcement was generic in relation to all the new features added to
the language.

However, it missed enhancements specific to our platform of choice.

* Enhancements:
  * Faster startup due improved Windows-specific API. [Bug #6836]
  * Support ANSI-colors out of the box without the need of external tools
    or gems. [Feature #6418]
  * Fixes for native 64bits builds for Windows under MinGW

= What's new in RubyInstaller?

Beyond what is covered by Ruby itself, we have our own set of improvements:

* Enhancements:
  * Upgraded Ruby 2.0.0 to patchlevel 195
  * Upgraded OpenSSL to version 1.0.0k
  * Upgraded rb-readline to 0.5.0.pre.1 (compatible with Ruby 2.0)

* Bugfixes:
  * Generate documentation for target version of Ruby

= Important Notes

* Ruby 2.0.0-p195 is brand new

While officially 2.0.0 is stable, that doesn't mean all the software will
magically work on it.

Use 2.0.0 for development and verify your application, scripts and tools works
properly before deciding to run this in your production environment.

* Existing pre-compiled gems are not Ruby 2.0 compatible

Ruby 2.0 introduces ABI breakage which means compiled C extensions with previous
1.9.3 will work with Ruby 2.0.

DO NOT install Ruby 2.0 on top of existing Ruby 1.9.3, or try to use compiled
extensions with it.

You will be required to force compilation of those gems:

    gem install <name> --platform=ruby

This will require you have the extra dependencies required for that gem to
compile. Look at the gem documentation for the requirements.

* Do not use other DevKit version than the one recommended

This version of Ruby has been compiled and optimized for mingw-w64 GCC 4.7.2.

Use of older version of DevKit package to compile gems might result in
compilation issues during gem installation or simply segfaults.

Look for the DevKit installers identified with the name 'DevKit-mingw64-32' and
'DevKit-mingw64-64' for 32 and 64 bits respectively.

= Alternate download links

Sometimes RubyForge might have issues when trying to download the above files.

Please try adding "/noredirect" to the file download URLs so skip the entire
RubyForge's mirror functionality.

If that still doesn't work, try using RubyInstaller CDN directly by using
above filenames combined with the archive folder:

Same applies to DevKit URLs:

Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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