So IronRuby has been released in a pre-alpha state... check out the comments on John Lam's post for some additional details not in the post itself.

IronRuby Pre-Alpha ( on .NET 2.0.50727.312
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
>>> class RubyAlpha
... def hello
... puts "Hello"
... end
... end
=> nil
>>> r =
=> #
>>> r.hello
=> nil

Things of interest:
  • Lots of stuff doesn't work just yet ;o)
  • it will end up on Rubyforge, not Codeplex... and I think it's quite an appropriate decision considering the nature of the project... good to see common sense winning over marketing dogma - and it's going to be there by the end of August.

  • The project will eventually be entirely open to community contributions (I don't think that includes the code making up the DLR itself, as a shared platform that's probably something that needs to be tightly controlled)

Written on July 23, 2007