Merry Christmas,

We finally announce the release of final stable 1.8.1 at

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

This is mainly a bug fix release.  You can wait for mirrors, if you
are not in hurry.  Mirroring volunteers are welcome.  In any cases,
the Md5 check sum is

  5d52c7d0e6a6eb6e3bc68d77e794898e  ruby-1.8.1.tar.gz

Happy Hacking Holidays.

							matz.