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Ruby 2.2 beta packages for Ubuntu

UPDATE: Ruby 2.2 is now fully released and we’ve updated our packages.

The first preview version of the upcoming Ruby 2.2.0 release was made available back in September. To help with testing, we’re now providing Ubuntu packages for both 14.04 (Trusty) and 12.04 (Precise).

Ruby 2.2 has got a lot going on, particularly incremental garbage collection which should reduce GC pause times and symbol garbage collection, which might well be a requirement for Rails 5.0.

Using these (and our other Ruby packages) is as easy as running:

apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng
apt-get update
apt-get install ruby2.2

ruby2.2 -v
ruby 2.2.0preview1 (2014-09-17 trunk 47616) [x86_64-linux-gnu]

You can easily build an ubuntu cloud server on Brightbox pre-configured with Ruby 2.2, just by providing this user data:

 - source: ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng
 - ruby2.2

More details of these and all our other Ruby Ubuntu packages are available here.

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