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Folks,

Here is an announcement that the second preview of Ruby 1.8.7 has just
been released.  Changes from the previous preview release include
several fixes for some incompatibility issues and bugs that have been
addressed by now.

Addition of Symbol#to_proc has been backed out, because it didn't work
as expected as intended in the test cases.

The new version of Ruby includes many bug fixes, lots of feature
enhancements and some performance improvements since 1.8.6 while
maintaining stability and backward compatibility with the previous
release to a high degree.

The source code package is available in three formats at the following
locations:

	ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.bz2
	ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz
	ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.zip

Checksums:

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        SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.bz2)  02c1d22bff5c8365aa4adb25387950c0b58206a18cb18afcc4f2bd9401997e5
        SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.bz2)  013909

        MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz)  76ca41fbc0b5c8d83c184cc79c3b622
        SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz)  969a88f91b26033e32f103e2db352d34a604c826789a1eb748fcb971fc9f602
        SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.tar.gz)  714063

        MD5 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.zip)  70c39942184101f6f3a9cd1eb245a12
        SHA256 (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.zip)  19ab45df2ca80bebf6e5e722778126f648e41a114d0d055a07837bb6fe55ee5
        SIZE (ruby-1.8.7-preview2.zip)  797584

For a brief list of user visible changes and a full list of all
changes, see the bundled files named NEWS and ChangeLog, which are
also available at the following locations:

	http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/tags/v1_8_7_preview2/NEWS
	http://svn.ruby-lang.org/repos/ruby/tags/v1_8_7_preview2/ChangeLog

Please test it out and drop us a report in the following tracker if
you find any problem:

	http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?atid"040&group_idB6&funcwse

Some known problems are on the list and when you find one it may be
fixed already, so please look through all items querying with "State"
set to "Any" before submitting a new one.

The next preview is planned on next Friday and that will hopefully be
the last preview release.

Regards,

--
Akinori MUSHA / http://akinori.org/

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