VM environment upgrade, Oct 31st, 2011

travis-ci.org Ruby workers were upgraded to provide the following:

  • Ruby 1.9.3-p0 (final release)
  • JRuby 1.6.5
  • Updated Rubinius 2.0 from 2.0.testing branch
  • Node.js 0.4.12, npm 1.0.18
  • MongoDB 2.0.1
  • Riak 1.0.1
  • ragel
  • RVM 1.9.2

There is also one more change we want to highlight: we now provide two installations of Rubinius, one in Ruby 1.8 mode and another one in Ruby 1.9 mode. Their RVM aliases are rbx-18mode and rbx-19mode, respectively. For example, to test your gem against Rubinius in both modes, you can use the following list of Rubies in your .travis.yml file:

  - 1.8.7
  - 1.9.3
  - jruby
  - rbx-18mode
  - rbx-19mode

Existing aliases for 1.8 mode (rbx and rbx-2.0) are still around and will work.

Rubinius’ Ruby 1.9 features support is still a work in progress (it does not support encodings yet, for example) but we encourage Ruby developers to try testing their libraries against Rubinius, in both 1.8 and 1.9 modes. Now it is even easier to do on travis-ci.org.

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