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Ruby 2.0 Release Schedule Announced: Roll on 2013!

By Peter Cooper / October 24, 2011

Today, Yusuke Endoh posted to the ruby-core mailing list noting that matz has admitted him as a Ruby 2.0 "release manager" and as part of his work, he has come up with a tentative schedule for Ruby 2.0's release. You can read the full post here.

I've been admitted as a 2.0 release manager by matz. I'll do my
best. As my first work, I'd like to announce a rough plan for 2.0
release. Anyone who is interested in 2.0, especially who is thinking
about feature proposal, should check it out.

Yusuke Endoh

The short version of the timeline?

  • August 2012: 'Big feature' freeze. Any proposals and specs for 'major features' should be wrapped up for late August 2012 otherwise they will be deferred.
  • October 2012: Feature freeze. A more conventional feature freeze.
  • February 2013: 2.0 Release. The final version of 2.0 would, hopefully, be released.

A release in February 2013 would have historical significance by being the 20th anniversary of Ruby's creation. Note that Yusuke corrected the date to February 24, 2013 in a later posting.

Another note, confirming what Yugui had already said, is that Ruby 2.0 is to be "100% compatible" with Ruby 1.9.3.

If you want to learn more about Ruby 2.0, I recommend Ruby Inside's last post, Ruby 2.0 Implementation Work Begins: What is Ruby 2.0 and What’s New? where I summarized the anticipated new features in Ruby 2.0.

Thanks to Ruby guru Steve Klabnik for the heads up on this news. Follow him on Twitter, it's worth it.


  1. borisming says:

    I think, a better enough ruby lang is more important than 100% compatible.
    and, do we can make ruby 2.0 based on rubinius 2.0 ?

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  3. Ivan says:

    Use tar -zxvf filename.tgz on Ubuntu 10.04

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