Archive for July 2008
Hi everyone. Been too long since the last update, so wanted to get everyone up to speed.
Things have been a little quiet on the Rubinius front, as I’m sure a lot of you have noticed. We’re still hard at work, currently getting the new C++ VM into shape.
This new C++ VM fixes a lot of fundamental problems the shotgun VM had (type safety, expression ordering, etc), which is a major reason we’re migrating our work to it.
Things have been a little quieter, commit wise, as the rest of the team gets up to speed on the new VM that I’ve been working on. Shotgun has been put into maintenance mode, with updates to the current main coming mainly in the form of bug fixes to the kernel.
I know that the advances we’re making in the new VM everyone will love, from more performance to less crashes to better code organization.
I’ve just returned from Comic-Con, having spend 4 days in the sun down in San Diego with the rest of nerdom.
It was quite a fun con though quite tiring. We managed to get into some good panels, but didn’t make it into the Hero’s and Lost panels. Seems you had to arrive at 6am to even attempt to get a seat. The line to get in was literally a mile long (no really, I’m not kidding.)
Since we’ve been hard at work trying to get Rubinius to 1.0, I haven’t done too many conferences this summer. The next one I’ll be at is Lone Star Ruby Conf down in Austin. Should be fun, I’ve never been to Austin before and people seem to like the city.