On 10/20/05, Steve [RubyTalk] <steve_rubytalk / shic.co.uk> wrote:
> Wayne Vucenic wrote:
> >> Are there any plans to make a future version of Ruby thread safe?
> >>
> > Ruby 2.0 will support native threads.
> >
> Thanks, that is fantastic news...
>
> My only remaining question is what time-scale are we talking about
> before Ruby 2.0 might be available.  I understand the "when it is ready"
> perspective... but realistically will I be counting the weeks, months,
> years or decades before 2.0 becomes a stable release?
>
No idea, but it will happen sooner if more serious C people contribute to YARV:
http://www.atdot.net/yarv/
..which has its own mailing list:
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/yarv-devel

YARV is the VM/thread implementation that will be present in Ruby 2.0.

--Wilson.