We have, right now, an over-night offsite meeting at a spa in Matsue, where Matz lives. 20 Rubyists comes here, including Matz and a few NaCl’s staff, Nakada-san, Sasada-san, Takahashi-san and many.
Takahashi-san discussed the details of Japan Ruby Conference 2006, which will be hold at June, a renewal plan of Ruby Reference manual and so forth. The new one with a steady, common format which is refe and ri friendly will come out at July.
Matz has decided a release plan for some Ruby 2.0 features.
- YARV will be merged into Ruby 1.9 at Feb 14, Saint Valentine’s Day.
- He has fixed the SelectorNamespace specification, however, which is only in his mind now.
- The multi language support, which he has implemented almost completely, will be shortly committed with a CVS tag. Be careful that it breaks the compatibility of Marshal.
- Generational GC will NOT be included in Ruby 2.0 unless somebody tries to build.