For many Ruby users, RVM (Ruby Version Manager) is the only way we install and select a version of Ruby (MRI 1.9.2, 1.8.7, Rubinius, JRuby and more), and how we manage isolated gem sets. With
.rvmrc files, one project can be frozen against MRI 1.8.7 while another only uses JRuby. Want to use the multi-threaded hydra branch of Rubinius? That’s easy too.
RVM is the tireless pursuit of Wayne E Seguin over the last couple years, and no doubt the next few years to come. Engine Yarders want to say “Thanks Wayne!” for the past and the future, with an Engine Yard OSS Community Grant. This time, instead of assistance with travel and marketing we wanted to do something a little different.
Wayne doesn’t need special travel assistance getting to conferences to talk about RVM, advanced uses of Bash or his newest basement creation BDSM, because Wayne is now an Engine Yarder himself. We’re going to fling him around the planet anyway.
Instead, we chipped in with a new Mac Pro. Lots of parallel cores for JRuby and Rubinius to use.
Wayne, thanks for RVM. We’re proud to sponsor your work.