Dave Bettin wrote:
> 2) A solid/sophisticated VM. Speed/scalability/virtualization is 
> crucial. And I am not sure that the CLR or JVM is the answer, I believe 
> it will cause much more pain then gain for Ruby. I know there is YARV 
> but  is it really going to see the light of day?

Koichi gave a presentation about YARV at the Ruby Conference this past 
weekend. You can build a test version of Ruby with YARV today. There is 
no reason to believe that it won't "see the light of day."