As is the yearly tradition, a new stable version of Ruby, 2.2.0, was released on the 25th December.
We’re of course providing Ubuntu packages for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic), 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 is actually going to 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 2.2.0p0 (2014-12-25 revision 49005) [x86_64-linux-gnu]
#cloud-config apt_sources: - source: ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng packages: - ruby2.2
You can sign-up with us in just two minutes and get a £20 credit to play with Ruby 2.2.