Net::SSH is a pure-Ruby implementation of the SSH2 client protocol.

   Project page: http://rubyforge.org/projects/net-ssh
   User Manual:  http://net-ssh.rubyforge.org
   API Docs:     http://net-ssh.rubyforge.org/api

This release is the result of two months' refactoring. Net::SSH is now 
dependent upon Needle 1.2, and is now much more internally consistent, 
unit testable, maintainable, and extendable. Yay!

Note: this release does not include SFTP support. SFTP support is now 
being developed separately (Net::SFTP) and will see an initial release a 
week or two after Thanksgiving. This release also does not include the 
rb-keygen utility. That (and other command-line utilities) will be 
released separately, as well. If you need SFTP support, you are 
encouraged to continue using Net::SSH 0.1.0.

The API has changed! Scripts written for Net::SSH 0.1 and earlier will 
almost certainly not work unmodified with 0.5. Although there have been 
LOTS of changes internally, the primary external changes are:

   1) Net::SSH::Session#main_loop is renamed to Net::SSH::Session#loop.

   2) Net::SSH::Session#exec is gone. Use Channel#exec (with 
Session#loop) instead.

   3) Port forwarding and interacting with remote processes now use 
different interfaces. If your scripts use these features, see the 
relevant sections in the revised Net::SSH users manual. (These features 
are easier to use, now.)

As before, if you are using a version of Ruby < 1.8.2, you'll need to 
grab an updated snapshot of the OpenSSL module for Ruby. (You can get it 
either from a recent Ruby source tarball, or from the Net::SSH downloads 
page, though the recent Ruby tarball will have the more recent version.)

-- 
Jamis Buck
jgb3 / email.byu.edu
http://www.jamisbuck.org/jamis