A lot of people have jumped on the news of the JRuby 0.9.9 release, and deservedly so. This is big news for the whole Ruby community. My LogWatchR benchmark needs to be updated now that the released JRuby will run my application. This release also has all kinds of fixes, additions, and speed improvements.
I think people are missing the biggest story in the announcement though:
In response to all the things that needs doing before 1.0, we have decide to add two new committers to the team. Marcin Mielyski and Bill Dortch have both done some incredibly nice things for the JRuby project, and we’re very happy about them joining up as core developers.
While all the other stuff is good news, it’s all pretty short term stuff. Growing the list of committers by 50%, and with two solid developers with a history of good work means that the pace is going to continue to pick up and that things are just going to keep getting better in JRuby land.
So, congrats to all the developers and especially to Marcin and Bill.