According to http://use.perl.org/articles/04/02/29/2124204.shtml, Parrot
0.1.0 is out, and the top new feature is:

"Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... objects!"

(and the second is "Huge documentation overhaul", which is also good for
porting efforts.)

So this would be a good time to restart the Ruby port.  I'm quite
interested in helping, although I have about five other projects on the
back burner which I promised I'd finish before starting something new...

Joe