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1. What is Rubinius
-Rubinius is an implementation of the Ruby programming language.
+Rubinius is an implementation of the Ruby programming language. Rubinius is
+compatible with Ruby version 2.1.
-Rubinius includes a bytecode virtual machine, parser, bytecode compiler,
-garbage collector, and just-in-time (JIT) native machine code compiler. The
-Ruby core library is written almost entirely in Ruby. Rubinius provides the
-same standard libraries as Matz's Ruby implementation (MRI). Rubinius also
-provides C-API compatibility for native C extensions.
+Rubinius includes a Ruby parser, bytecode virtual machine, bytecode compiler,
+generational garbage collector, and just-in-time (JIT) native machine code
+compiler. Rubinius uses native OS threads with no global interpreter lock.
+Rubinius also provides C-API compatibility for native C extensions.
-Rubinius currently is compatible with Ruby version 1.8.7. Full support for Ruby
-version 1.9.3 is in progress.
+The Ruby core library is written almost entirely in Ruby. Rubinius tools, such
+as the bytecode compiler and debugger, are also written in Ruby. Rubinius
+provides the same standard libraries as Matz's Ruby implementation (MRI).
-Rubinius runs on Mac OS X and many Unix/Linux operating systems. Support for
-Microsoft Windows is coming soon.
+Rubinius runs on Mac OS X and many Unix/Linux operating systems. Microsoft
+Windows is not yet supported.
Most popular Ruby applications, like Rails, run on Rubinius.
@@ -26,18 +27,16 @@ Rubinius uses the BSD license. See LICENSE for details.
To install Rubinius, use the following steps:
- 1. Ensure that MRI 1.8.7+, rubygems, rake, and git are installed
+ 1. Ensure that MRI 2.0+, rubygems, rake, and git are installed
2. git clone git://github.com/rubinius/rubinius.git
3. cd rubinius
- 4. ./configure --prefix=/path/to/install/dir
- 5. rake install
+ 4. bundle
+ 5. ./configure --prefix=/path/to/install/dir
+ 6. rake
When the install process finishes, follow the directions printed to the
terminal to add the Rubinius executable (bin) directory to your PATH.
-See Section 5. Language Modes below for more information about configuring
-Rubinius for different Ruby language versions.
-
4. Using RubyGems
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rbx -S gem install <gem_name>
-5. Language Modes
-
-The default language mode is ruby 1.9. You can change the language mode with a configure option.
-
-For example, to compile 2.0 mode, use the following configure options:
-
- ./configure --enable-version=20
-
-
-6. Documentation
+5. Documentation
After installing Rubinius, run 'rbx docs' to access the built-in documentation
at any time.
-7. Tickets
+6. Tickets
Please file tickets for bugs or problems. The issue tracker is:
http://github.com/rubinius/rubinius/issues
-8. Contributing
+7. Contributing
The Rubinius team welcomes contributions. For more information read the
CONTRIBUTING file in the root directory of Rubinius.
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