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Minor Updates for Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.8.7 Released

By Peter Cooper / April 19, 2009

Over on the official Ruby news site, Urabe Shyouhei has announced the release of minor updates to both Ruby 1.8.6 and 1.8.7, namely 1.8.6p368 and 1.8.7p160:

Updates to already-released Ruby 1.8.7 and 1.8.6 have been released.

This time we have fixed dozens of bugs, including workarounds for CVE-2007-1558 and CVE-2008-1447. Many segfaults are also fixed. For a complete list of what has been fixed, please read the ChangeLogs (1, 2).

The released tarballs are available at:

These updates are only worth pursuing if it's of utmost importance that you have the latest point release of your chosen Ruby version installed - in critical production environments, perhaps. For your development machine, it's more of a take it or leave it deal. I'll be sticking to the Apple supplied version of 1.8.6 (p114) for now.

Comments

  1. Stephen Celis says:

    For those on OS X, interested, and unwilling to part with RubyCocoa (Growl support, etc.), I've updated my Leopard build instructions:

    http://stephencelis.com/2008/11/05/the-definitive-leopard-ruby-build.html

  2. Tom Copeland says:

    Also mirrored on the various RubyForge mirrors here:

    http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=426

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