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A lot has changed in the intervening years with both Engine Yard and Rubinius but nothing has changed the focus on building Rubinius as a first class Ruby environment that is easy to use. Engine Yard has seen significant movement into the cloud/platform services realm and Rubinius has meanwhile begun to push the boundaries of Ruby performance. We've been building software and services to get us to this exact point in time and I couldn't be more excited. Rubinius now has all kinds of tools for making a developer's life easier, from builtin profilers to external monitoring.

Enabling Access to Rubinius on AppCloud

Now for the nitty gritty. We're going to be making Rubinius available in Alpha (as a part of our Beta Program). This means it will only be available to users that specifically request it. To request to have Rubinius available as one of your Rubies, fill in this form for each AppCloud account email. We'll flip a bit in your account and you'll have Rubinius as an option when configuring your instances.

Support for Rubinius on AppCloud

As a trial program, we want Alpha users to report issues back to us as quickly as possible. This will help us get them fixed and help smooth out the rough edges before Rubinius is moved into Beta, and then finally made available to all our users.

Please initiate Support requests and feedback via the EY Beta discussion group.

Thank You

On a final personal note, I'd like to thank all the people who have contributed to Rubinius over the past many years. Your help, no matter the size, has helped us get to this point. I can't wait to see where users take Rubinius on AppCloud!


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