By Brennan Spies - Posted on January 30th, 2009
The first stable build of Ruby 1.9.1 has been released. Ruby 1.9 represents some significant changes over 1.8, including internationalization support, many syntactic changes to the language, and new features such as fibers.
A list of changes is here.
This release also has significant impact on alternative implementations of Ruby as well. As Charles Nutter noted in the thread following the release announcement:
The release packages can be downloaded (files "ruby-1.9.1-p0.*") from the ftp directory here. (Note these packages are not pre-built binaries but source drops that require the appropriate C++ compiler.)
Update: the binary distribution of Ruby-1.9.1 has hit the official download page.