Hi,

You can get the (hopefully) final preview to 1.8.1.

  ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/1.8/ruby-1.8.1-preview4.tar.gz

Enjoy and report problems if you find any.

I will going to release 1.8.1 on 24th or 25th, unless any showstopper
prevents me.  Merry Christmas.

							matz.