JRuby 1.0 released

JRuby 1.0 has been released. Here are some notes made by Charles Nutter about future plans:

Once you have a working Ruby implementation, what next? I believe we’ve shown that the correct way to approach Ruby is to get it right first. The next step is making it run as well as possible.

The second item for any working implementation would have to be platform integration. Our platform is Java (and of course we’ve cheated a bit here by doing additional work to make Java integration really useful and usable), so integration involves making Ruby a better citizen of the Java platform.

And then what? Well, there are many options, all very attractive. I personally would like to see time spent implementing potential Ruby 1.9/2.0 features, to provide a second testbed where people can try those features out.