In article <d7cae0a34b0eb47703e31c2ae1c8c826 / ruby-forum.com>,
 SpringFlowers AutumnMoon <summercoolness / gmail.com> wrote:

> The performance gain I got from Ruby 1.8.6 to Ruby 1.9 is only from 
> about 52,000 iterations per second to 58,000... I wonder why other 
> people get so big performance gain instead.  is it because they compile 
> their only Ruby 1.9.
> 
> I downloaded the Ruby 1.9 from
> 
> Ruby 1.9.0 Binary (md5: 9809f6e9bc7795f83612b369e36c8724) Developer 
> version (experimental)
> 
> in  http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/
> 
> for the Win XP version.

I'm not a big fan of compiling and installing bleeding-edge code...  
I'll wait for final releases on my system.. ;)