Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New releases of IronPython and IronRuby

Not a big fan of .Net, but I'm a firm believer of using the right tool for the right job and at times .Net is the best choice. Now, if you're not a fan of VB.net or C# you can always use IronPython or IronRuby which in my case make developing in .Net enjoyable.

On July 16th, IronPython 2.7 Alpha 1 and IronRuby 1.1 were released. IronPython includes includes VisualStudio support which would be nice if IronRuby did the same.

Anyway, here is what is included in each package with the new release.

IronPython 2.7 Alpha 1
  • Adds integrated Visual Studio support (IronPython Tools for Visual Studio)
  • Extends CPython 2.7’s documentation with useful information pertaining to IronPython
  • Adds the mmap and signal modules
  • Includes a number of performance updates and bug fixes
  • Switches the license to Apache License, Version 2.0
  • Requires .NET 4.0 and Silverlight 4.0

IronRuby 1.1
  • Requires .NET 3.5
  • Support for .NET extension methods
  • Switches the license to Apache License, Version 2.0
  • Mostly bug fixes from IronRuby 1.0

For more information refer to the release notes

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