NOTICE: (Wed, 14:01 EST) OpenVMS.org is currently in maintenance mode. Late last week the database became corrupted. An initial attempt was made to recover the db but a two week old backup had to be used instead. There have been plans to change the content management system to Wordpress. After trying to rebuild several servers using older versions of PHP, depricated function issues remained a problem. So after many days and many hours I've decided to get the database converted to Wordpress which will include a replicated theme so the site will look similar. This is going to take several more days. The website will hopefully be fully functional by early next week. Thanks for your patience and sorry for the downtime. -kf
JRuby 1.5.3 now available for OpenVMS
Posted by Ian on Tuesday March 01 2011 @ 05:30AM EST
Philippe Vouters and Thierry USO have ported JRuby 1.5.3 to OpenVMS.
JRuby is a Java implementation of the Ruby programming language, which means that the Ruby programs run atop the JVM.
This is an improved version which has a better overall performance and corrects a lot of bugs. Moreover, Philippe Vouters has ported jffi which allows calling native libraries (system services, RTL, libc...) directly in ruby.
JRuby for OpenVMS needs Java 1.6 or later. It must be installed on an ODS5 volume. JRuby has been tested on Itanium.