[ANN] JRuby 1.4.0RC1 Released

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Thomas E Enebo, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. The JRuby community is pleased to announce the release of JRuby 1.4.0RC1

    Homepage: http://www.jruby.org/
    Download: http://www.jruby.org/download

    JRuby 1.4.0 Release Candidate 1 ends a long release cycle in which we
    resolved a huge number of issues. The headline feature is a move to
    Ruby 1.8.7 support, in line with Rails' own plans to make 1.8.7 the required
    minimum version of Ruby.

    We have also gotten more serious about out 1.9 support (--1.9). The
    bigger applications mostly just work at this point, but we still have a
    ways to go on 1.9 support. Please try your 1.9 code in JRuby and help us
    firm things up.

    Bug reports welcome and requested!

    ****Please try your apps against 1.4.0RC1 ASAP and report problems****

    - JRuby is now compatible with 1.8.7 patchlevel 174
    - New YAML parser Yecht (bug-for-bug compatible with Syck!)
    - Improved Java Integration Support
    - faster
    - new java_method and java_send methods
    - Windows installer
    - New embedding framework
    - Java 6 scripting out of the box
    - New org.jruby.embed package to replace JavaEmbedUtils
    - Many 1.9 mode (--1.9) fixes
    - updated stdlib to 1.9.2preview2
    - Rubygems now working
    - Rails 2.3.3 simple apps working (2.3.4 has 1.9 bug)
    - rubygems 1.3.5
    - Much better error reporting
    - shorter backtraces with less Java
    - Ruby-compatiable syntax error reporting
    - 205 bugs fixed since 1.3.1

    We want to give a couple of special acknowledgements for some contributors
    who went the extra mile this release cycle.

    David Calavera has done a great job wrestling with Rubyspec failures and
    coming up with patches.

    Yoko Harada has totally revamped our embedding APIs and created a new API
    called Red Bridge. This should address all of the reported embedding issues.

    Key Summary
    JRUBY-382 Better error output from parser
    JRUBY-937 JRuby does not honor RUBY_OPTS or RUBYOPT
    JRUBY-2232 UNIXSocket doesn't work on Solaris
    JRUBY-2324 AST Node positions and content incorrect when passing down
    Multibyte content to lexer
    JRUBY-2349 Bug in constant lookup on non Module or Class
    JRUBY-2398 We should strive to implement the 1.8.7 improvements
    JRUBY-2419 Argument application within block is not parsed correctly
    (for Range literals)
    JRUBY-2525 Dir.glob ordering inconsistent with Matzruby
    JRUBY-2587 [1.8.7] Hash.[] should call to_ary if only one argument is provided
    JRUBY-2604 [1.8.7] Implement Binding#eval method
    JRUBY-2626 Many rubyspec failures for SortedSet
    JRUBY-2654 File pty.rb is not part of the JRuby distro, but is part
    of the Ruby standard lib
    JRUBY-2666 Issues with Socket#getaddrinfo
    JRUBY-2694 [1.8.7] Ability to specify suffix/extension for Tempfile
    JRUBY-2866 Set .include? method behavior differs between JRuby 1.1.3
    and Ruby 1.8.7
    JRUBY-3123 Java primate arrays no longer respond to 'first' (Array) from ruby
    JRUBY-3150 Execution variable $: does not include on the taint check level > 1
    JRUBY-3154 Net::HTTP.read_timeout is ignored, timeout is intinite
    instead (leading to massive accumulation of sockets and reading
    JRUBY-3159 -e option does not work with iterator blocks
    JRUBY-3165 Add stream/reader based methods to
    JavaEmbedUtils.RuntimeAdapter as convenience methods
    JRUBY-3215 BSF does not retain local scope between eval calls
    JRUBY-3240 YAML: active_support dump of BigDecimal differs from MRI
    JRUBY-3263 imcompatibility with Ruby-1.8.6 in YAML parsing
    JRUBY-3266 undefined method 'add_ruby_type' for YAML:Module
    JRUBY-3297 Array.new with (size, object=nil) returns the value passed to break
    JRUBY-3306 --1.9 mode doesn't know define_singleton_method
    JRUBY-3319 Date spec failures
    JRUBY-3321 matrix rubyspec failures
    JRUBY-3323 rational rubyspec failures
    JRUBY-3327 Possible YAML parsing error
    JRUBY-3352 JNA-based FFI fails to load for specs on Windows
    JRUBY-3368 java.util.List[range] is broken
    JRUBY-3380 New 1.9 Enumerator methods
    JRUBY-3389 RubySpec: Hash#update raises a TypeError if called on a
    non-empty, frozen instance
    JRUBY-3403 Socket close_read and close_write should use appropriate
    methods on java.net.Socket
    JRUBY-3412 YAML.dump loses the timezone when dumping Time instances
    JRUBY-3419 JRuby Fails (MRI 1.8.6 works) in Sinatra "helpers" when no arguments
    JRUBY-3433 Encoding.default_internal and Encoding.default_external missing
    JRUBY-3442 1.9 allows trailing commas in method invocations
    JRUBY-3453 Make import not complain if Java already has already
    imported the specific Java class
    JRUBY-3473 RubySpec: OpenStruct frozen failures
    JRUBY-3478 Dir.new does not work for directories inside jar file
    JRUBY-3499 File.expand_path (from inside a jar) uses %20 instead of
    space characters
    JRUBY-3505 Can't install hpricot (0.7) gem
    JRUBY-3518 JRUBY-1786
    yaml_initialize not called for subclasses of standard types
    JRUBY-3545 ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when opening Bio::FlatFiles
    (bioruby gem)
    JRUBY-3546 ~/.hoerc results in parsing error
    JRUBY-3558 RubySpec: Defining instance methods on an eigenclass
    define public methods
    JRUBY-3559 the integratated joda time version should be in a distinct
    package hierarchy
    JRUBY-3575 File permission errors installing gems in 1.9 mode
    JRUBY-3576 utf-8 string becomes macroman on os x
    JRUBY-3577 File and FileTest methods should use to_path to coerce
    non-string parameters
    JRUBY-3591 Hexadecimal constants do not have the same equal?
    behaviour between JRuby and CRuby
    JRUBY-3592 Regression test failure (test_grpowned)
    JRUBY-3605 [1.9] IO.initialize missing option hash parsing
    JRUBY-3606 [1.9] IO.set_encoding is stubbed out
    JRUBY-3607 [1.9] IO.external_encoding stubbed out
    JRUBY-3611 RubySpec: "StringIO#sysread when passed no arguments" failures
    JRUBY-3612 RubySpec: Array#to_s returns '[...]' for the embedded
    array in a recursive array
    JRUBY-3627 Parsing related methods and class/interdace should have
    ManyVarsDynamicScope to share local variables
    JRUBY-3653 RubySpec: Hash failures "computes equality for complex
    recursive hashes"
    JRUBY-3654 RubySpec: Array failures relating to recursive arrays
    JRUBY-3662 JavaEmbedUtils should have methods to set/reset Standard I/O
    JRUBY-3682 Hashcodes for Hash objects break compatability with MRI
    JRUBY-3687 Bundle JSR 223 support in JRuby
    JRUBY-3688 IO.read fails to read files in /proc filesystem on Linux
    JRUBY-3700 test/externals/ruby1.8/yaml/test_yaml failures
    JRUBY-3702 The method methods
    JRUBY-3703 TestCommandLineSwitches fails on Windows
    JRUBY-3705 Rubyspec: behavior of $: under safe > 1
    JRUBY-3706 Rubyspec: method arity behavior
    JRUBY-3707 Rubyspec: Process egid behavior
    JRUBY-3718 FFI: put_pointer and put_array_of_pointer fails to send
    :to_ptr to their argument
    JRUBY-3721 sub-optimal IO#read after IO#getc
    JRUBY-3722 block parameter problem
    JRUBY-3725 Fix for JRUBY-3563 introduces regression in Socket#getnameinfo
    JRUBY-3731 --debug causes problems. Methods are missing.
    JRUBY-3736 JRuby won't load a .jar if a .so is found too.
    JRUBY-3738 jruby 1.3.0 windows vista issues: doesn't output helpful
    error if JAVA_HOME undefined, and JAVA_HOME path defined in quotes not
    JRUBY-3740 Thread#wakeup not working
    JRUBY-3743 Timeout no longer supports sub-second timeouts
    JRUBY-3744 Ruby BigDecimal vulnerability seems to affect JRuby as well
    JRUBY-3745 RubySpec: Hash#rehash causes a RuntimeError to be raised
    if called inside an iterator block
    JRUBY-3747 String#gsub! with pattern and block raises a RuntimeError
    when self is frozen
    JRUBY-3748 RubySpec: Kernel.Integer raises an ArgumentError if there
    is a space between the + and number
    JRUBY-3750 JRUBY_OPTS="--1.9" results in error "jruby: unknown option --1.9"
    JRUBY-3751 YAML.load fails for Struct objects with non-standard initialize
    JRUBY-3757 String.split is broken
    JRUBY-3759 syslog not available for JRuby --1.9
    JRUBY-3761 FileUtils.chown_R produces ArgumentError when the
    directory contains a symlink
    JRUBY-3766 update .classpath for building jruby with eclipse
    JRUBY-3773 CLONE -custom YAML serialization ignored by JRuby
    JRUBY-3774 >>define_method :name do | &blk | << ignores
    JRUBY-3776 The install-gems goal throws exceptions
    JRUBY-3777 Exception on Solaris loading ruby gems
    JRUBY-3778 clone of stderr and stdout not working
    JRUBY-3782 BSF interface - apply nonfunctional with parameters
    JRUBY-3783 Timeout.timeout doesn't raise given exception
    JRUBY-3784 More than 2G memory required for jruby -e 'buf =
    IO.read("/tmp/1GB.txt"); p buf.size'
    JRUBY-3788 argument population of blocks broke in at least one case
    somewhere between 1.2 and 1.3
    JRUBY-3799 Bug in native timeout module causes hang when waiting on IO
    JRUBY-3800 CLASSPATH environment variable should be ignored if -J-cp
    or -J-classpath are provided
    JRUBY-3806 Encoding problems with File.expand_path after JRUBY-3576
    fix for Macroman issue
    JRUBY-3807 jgem --1.9 broken
    JRUBY-3808 Gem redclothcoderay doesn't installs under jruby
    JRUBY-3809 require 'tmpdir' fails when embedded in a java app that
    has messed with the classpath
    JRUBY-3810 StringIO#truncate problem
    JRUBY-3811 require 'Complex' fails when running in Ruby 1.9 mode
    JRUBY-3815 Time#strftime breaks with multibyte characters, affects
    JRUBY-3817 Timeouts in Net::HTTP raise Timeout::ExitException instead
    of Timeout::Error for Ruby 1.8
    JRUBY-3820 timeout library should throw an anonymous exception type
    while unrolling stack
    JRUBY-3823 Wrong property in netbeans-ant.xml
    JRUBY-3827 WEBrick binds only to localhost, not to requested bind addresses
    JRUBY-3828 JavaUtil.convertRubyToJava fails to convert objects in
    seemingly random cases
    JRUBY-3832 FFI: apparent memory leak when using callbacks
    JRUBY-3835 FFI AbstractMemory#get_array_of_uint64 is missing
    JRUBY-3836 backquotes can raise IO Error (closed stream)
    JRUBY-3838 Exceptions coming out of eval no longer have line numbers
    JRUBY-3849 Resolv.getaddress is broken on OSX 1.5
    JRUBY-3850 Hash#select returns an Array of entries for which block is
    true FAILED
    JRUBY-3851 Hash#update raises a TypeError if called on a non-empty,
    frozen instance ERROR
    JRUBY-3852 Hash#eql? spec failures
    JRUBY-3853 Two Enumerable spec bugs for 1.8.7 (one related to break)
    JRUBY-3854 Five spec failures in ConditionVariable after merge
    JRUBY-3856 YAML.load is broken when loading structs with initialize
    method with arguments
    JRUBY-3858 NPE in RubyRegexp.java with --1.9
    JRUBY-3859 VariadicInvoker missing a BOOL case
    JRUBY-3860 Rational(3,-4).to_i should return -1
    JRUBY-3861 Shared "box" in DefaultMethod breaking visibility
    re-checks in some cases
    JRUBY-3862 Socket.pack_sockaddr_in is broken on linux
    JRUBY-3863 Support boolean arguments to and return values from ffi callbacks
    JRUBY-3867 Nailgun not supported in Windows bat files
    JRUBY-3869 'puts []' prints a newline
    JRUBY-3870 Object#singleton_methods(true) doesn't include inherited methods
    JRUBY-3871 strftime doesn't support %h
    JRUBY-3873 StringIndexOutOfBoundsException if the last character in
    format is '%' in Time.strftime
    JRUBY-3874 it would be nice if LoadService could log where it
    searches and what it finds
    JRUBY-3875 TypeError when providing nil as the third parameter to
    JRUBY-3876 JRuby crashes on using the three-parameter version of TCPSocket.open
    JRUBY-3878 String representation of arrays and symbols does not match ruby 1.9
    JRUBY-3879 Array#pack('d') is incorrect
    JRUBY-3882 Java raised exceptions fail to list JRuby caller method in
    the backtrace
    JRUBY-3884 Rubyspec failures: Dir#inspect includes the directory name
    JRUBY-3885 Rubyspec failures: Enumerable#none?
    JRUBY-3889 java errors are hidden when an instance of a class is
    created and we used the method include_package to load the specific
    java package
    JRUBY-3890 NativeExceptions have ugly stack traces
    JRUBY-3891 JavaSupport.handleNativeException doesn't seem handle
    superclasses properly
    JRUBY-3892 Running rake rdoc from within jruby-complete.jar results
    in "undefined method `key' for nil:NilClass"
    JRUBY-3893 Can't require yaml from jruby-complete.jar at head
    JRUBY-3894 Problems with __FILE__ and file loaded from a jar
    JRUBY-3896 '--ng' in JRUBY_OPTS is not passed correctly
    JRUBY-3897 Dir::entries doesn't work within a jar
    JRUBY-3907 Time.strftime allows tokens deriving from GNU C library
    JRUBY-3908 Addendum to JRUBY-3896
    JRUBY-3910 Java List to Ruby Array conversion ~100% slower than
    primitive array conversion
    JRUBY-3911 hpricot is busted when truncating multibyte strings
    JRUBY-3912 FFI - Some Ruby-FFI specs fail on JRuby
    JRUBY-3913 Date.strftime bug fixes (%u, %w, %s) and addition of %G
    JRUBY-3914 In 1.9 mode, Time.now == nil should return false, not nil
    JRUBY-3916 Clean up nailgun directory a little
    JRUBY-3922 File.basename doesn't cope with UTF8 strings
    JRUBY-3927 Jar complete doesn't compile
    JRUBY-3929 checksums for new versions please
    JRUBY-3932 Set == broken in 1.9
    JRUBY-3933 [19] IO.gets missing additional limit field
    JRUBY-3936 Math.gamma fails on certain values when it shouldn't
    JRUBY-3937 Socket::getaddrinfo() returns incorrect data on solaris
    JRUBY-3941 [19] socket.do_not_reverse_lookup is unimplemented
    JRUBY-3942 [1.9] File.new should accept encoding options within the
    mode parameter and a hash with options as the third parameter
    JRUBY-3945 [1.9] IO and file initialization should ignore internal
    encoding when is equal to external encoding
    JRUBY-3946 [1.9] Encoding.default_external should get encoding from
    default charset when is nil
    JRUBY-3947 [1.9] Domain errors on Math.log(0), Math.log2(0),
    Math.log10(0), Math.atanh(1), Math.atanh(-1)
    JRUBY-3951 TMail fails to install without modifications mkmf.rb
    JRUBY-3952 Update pom.xml to reflect move from SVN to Git.
    JRUBY-3953 jruby.bat doesn't run on Windows 7
    JRUBY-3954 JRuby operating differently from MRI with andand gem
    JRUBY-3956 Can't do Enumerator#next in --1.9? Not implemented yet?
    JRUBY-3967 remove some duplicated tests that have been added to rubyspecs
    JRUBY-3968 YAML.load produces: allocator undefined for Symbol (TypeError)
    JRUBY-3969 LICENSE.RUBY is missing in bin and source distributive for
    the JRuby 1.3.1 and 1.3
    JRUBY-3970 jruby.bat errors out with unexpected characters
    JRUBY-3974 In-proc execution loses almost all parent-process config values
    JRUBY-3977 "require" won't load jars with ".so" anywhere in the name
    JRUBY-3981 Cannot connect to ActiveRecord database
    JRUBY-3984 [1.9] Array improvements to solve several specs
    JRUBY-3985 [1.9] ARGF improvements to solve several specs
    JRUBY-3987 [1.9] Bignum improvements to pass some ruby specs
    JRUBY-3988 Fixnums quietly lop off bits when calling methods of
    lesser precision than long
    JRUBY-3989 nil can't be passed for numeric Java types in some cases,
    even though nil.to_i treats it as 0
    JRUBY-3990 Fixnums are inconsistently converted when target type is
    JRUBY-3991 [1.9] Comparable improvements to pass ruby specs
    JRUBY-3993 [1.9] Dir improvements to pass some ruby specs
    JRUBY-3995 ant bails with unrecognized -d32 option on Windows
    JRUBY-3997 IBM JDK does not support some String.format specifiers
    JRUBY-3998 Path separators differ between jruby and jruby --ng on Windows
    JRUBY-3999 [PATCH] Improved Sorting Algorithm
    JRUBY-4000 [1.9] Fixnum improvements to solve ruby specs
    JRUBY-4001 [PATCH] Fixed float rubyspecs
    JRUBY-4003 NegativeArraySizeException in RubyHash.keys
    JRUBY-4004 jrubyc should return a non-zero return code if compilation fails
    JRUBY-4011 IO.binmode should raise an IOError on closed stream
    JRUBY-4017 [1.8] Method#name and UnboundMethod#name should return
    strings, not symbols
    JRUBY-4019 Build issues when changes from rev 2eef39 are included
    JRUBY-4021 [1.9] undefined methods Hash.compare_by_identity and
    JRUBY-4022 9 rubyspec failures for SecureRandom

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    Thomas E Enebo, Oct 3, 2009
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