In combination with the rest of the RubyInstaller team, I'm very
pleased to announce the release of RubyInstaller packages for Ruby
1.9.3-p194

As usual, installer and 7z packages are available at RubyInstaller
website and RubyForge for download:

http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167&release_id=46722

For verification, MD5 signatures of each file released are provided:

e4744e51004a6eb4504fdc848c01684b *ruby-1.9.3-p194-doc-chm.7z
d764217aa122f52e1ef27022df1ed7cf *ruby-1.9.3-p194-i386-mingw32.7z
8cc4872f8c7cd64d566c556d67dbb2d7 *rubyinstaller-1.9.3-p194.exe

Installer is also digitally signed to avoid alterations and UAC warnings.

You can read Ruby's own announcement here:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/44481

= What's new?

Beyond what is covered by Ruby itself, we have our own set of improvements:

* Enhancements:
  * Upgraded Ruby 1.9.3 to patchlevel 194
  * Upgraded RubyGems to 1.8.23 on all versions of Ruby
  * Increased file descriptors for 1.9.x to 32K. Closes #104
  * Upgraded OpenSSL to version 1.0.0h

= Q: Why this version uses more disk than previous ones?

A: In this release, debug symbols of msvcrt-ruby191.dll where included, which
will help debugging (using GDB from DevKit) any possible issues while using
Ruby.

= Q: What means by "increased file descriptors", how that affects me?

A: By default Ruby 1.9 was limited to 64 sockets when using select() function.
select() is a mechanism to set and clear the state of sockets that are waiting
for data. In other OS you have different 'pooling' mechanisms.

Most of the web servers that run on Ruby, specially the evented ones depends
on select().

Without this change these frameworks/libraries wouldn't be able to use more
than 64 open sockets, which affects any of us attempting to use Ruby on Windows
for more than testing things out.

Please note that this is a workaround to a bigger issue: select() and the
associated functions are not the recommended or optimally way to interact with
sockets on Windows.

If you encounter a problem running a pre-compiled evented library against this
build, please ask the library author to recompile with -DFD_SETSIZE=32767.

-- 
Luis Lavena
AREA 17
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Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupy