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yesterday i just posted about excitement around the ironruby discussion at oscon.  well, more excitement today!

john lam just announced the first drop of the ironruby sourcecode!  the source is licensed under the microsoft permissive license (BSD-style).  also the team has announced that they will be accepting source code contributions for the ironruby libraries!  this is phenomenal.  there will be a lot of work to make that happen and the intention is to get ironruby on to rubyforge by end of august.

john also announced that in some some micro-benchmark tests, ironruby is testing significantly faster than ruby 1.8.6 in some areas and on par in others.  john will be at oscon as previously mentioned demonstrating some ironruby code, talking about the dynamic language runtime, working with ironruby in silverlight, etc.

check out his full post here.

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