http://jruby.sourceforge.net/

  Jruby, after a long nap, is starting up development again.  This
release offers a number of changes:

- Interpreter now thinks it is a ruby 1.8 interpreter (though it still
  sometimes behaves like a 1.6 interpreter)
- Simplified build environment (now eclipse friendly) (Thanks to Joey Gibson)
- Added functions Float,Integer,String,Array to Kernel module
- Various fixes to Kernel, Array, Dir, File, and String
- IO expanded support for
  - Random Access of files (seek, rewind,...)
  - File descriptors
  - reopen, dup
  - sysread, syswrite
  - many other IO fixes
- Added FileTest 
- Backout of inneffective callindexed optimization 
- Able to run rubicon without hacking rubicon itself
- many other changes...

  Thanks to Jan Arne Petersen, Anders Bengtsson, Thomas E Enebo,
  Benoit Cerrina. Joey Gibson, Hunter Kelly and Pergiuliani Bossi for
  submitting fixes since the last release.

  This version also boasts improved results in rubicon passing nearly
100 more tests which translates into about 800 more assertions.  Here is 
a test summary:

========================================================================
All Tests                     Test Results                        V0.3.5
========================================================================
                 Name   OK?   Tests  Asserts      Failures   Errors
            ------------------------------------------------------------
    Rubicon::TestCase             1        5             
        AccessControl             3       18             
                Array   FAIL     65      469          2        1
               Arrays             0        0             
           Assignment   FAIL      4       36          2  
     BasicExpressions   FAIL      3       12          1  
               Bignum            29     1598             
              Binding             0        0             
          BlocksProcs   FAIL      3        9          1  
   BooleanExpressions             1        2             
           CatchThrow             1        1             
                Class             5       16             
              Classes             1        5             
           Comparable             7       26             
            Constants             3       20             
         Continuation   FAIL      5        0                   5
                  Dir   FAIL     21       62          4        1
           Enumerable            17       76             
                 Eval   FAIL      9       18          2        5
            Exception   FAIL      5        8                   2
           Exceptions             6        6             
           FalseClass             6       17             
                 File   FAIL     33      175          6       24
             FileTest   FAIL      4       16                   4
           File__Stat   FAIL     32      128                  32
               Fixnum            35      414             
                 Flip   FAIL      7       26          1  
                Float            28      178             
               Floats   FAIL      4       22          1  
                   GC             4        1             
                 Hash   FAIL     42      269                   1
               Hashes             1        5             
                   IO   FAIL     53     1177                  17
             IfUnless             1        2             
              Integer             9      347             
             Integers             1        5             
           Invocation   FAIL      6       14          4  
           KanjiIndex   FAIL     20       63         14  
               Kernel   FAIL    108      992         17       23
            LoopStuff            16       71             
              Marshal   FAIL      6       26          2        2
            MatchData   FAIL     11       17          2  
                 Math             2       62             
               Method             4       11             
              Methods             3       11             
               Module   FAIL     25       91          1  
        ModulePrivate            15       41             
              Modules             1        5             
                Names             1        5             
             NilClass             7       20             
              Numeric            10       21             
               Object             0        0             
          ObjectSpace   FAIL      4        3                   2
  PredefinedVariables   FAIL      2        6          1  
                 Proc   FAIL      4        6          1  
                Range            10       46             
               Ranges             1        5             
               Regexp   FAIL     14       29          2        1
   RegularExpressions   FAIL      4       25          2  
                Scope   FAIL     13       20          2        6
         SourceLayout   FAIL      8       20                   3
               String   FAIL     79     1196          1        1
              Strings             6       32             
               Struct            11       47             
          Struct__Tms   FAIL      1        0                   1
               Symbol             8       20             
              Symbols             1        5             
               Thread   FAIL     32        0                  64
          ThreadGroup   FAIL      4        0                   4
                 Time   FAIL     41     1484         13        1
            TrueClass             6       17             
========================================================================
         All 71 files   FAIL    933     9580         82      200
========================================================================

The source and binary releases can be found at:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jruby/jruby-src-0.7.0.tar.gz?download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jruby/jruby-bin-0.7.0.tar.gz?download

-Tom

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