Hello,

Here is a ruby-dev summary in these days.

[ruby-dev:19051] Tk.mainloop

  Hidetoshi Nagai asked if someone had any idea for solving incompatibility
  between GUI response performance and CPU usage in Ruby/Tk event loop. The
  event loop in the latest version uses Tcl_DoOneEvent() with TCL_DON_WAIT
  flag to improve GUI response, but it occupies CPU usage in the loop. In 
  the older implementation, the loop uses sleep() to reduce CPU usage but has
  performance problem.

[ruby-dev:19066] ruby-1.6.8-preview4

  Matz has a plan to release ruby-1.6.8-preview4 at 16, Dec, and he will present us
  ruby-1.6.8 and ruby-1.8.0-preview1 at 24, Dec., this Christmas eve.

[ruby-dev:19068] obsoleting net/http

  Minero Aoki thought that net/http should be replaced with something like http-access2.
  It is because 1) he will not make time for developing net/http, 2) net/http should be
  radically improved, 3) net/http was developed at first to show how network programming
  can be easily done in ruby, not to provide well-defined network APIs.
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Takaaki Tateishi <ttate / kt.jaist.ac.jp>