The first stable release of Ruby 2.3 arrived right on schedule on December 25th. It sports a few interesting new language features plus lots of little improvements and performance tweaks.
Of course it’s now included in our Ruby Ubuntu package repository, so getting it running on Ubuntu is now trivially easy.
Just add our repository, if you haven’t already:
$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng $ sudo apt-get update
Install the package:
$ sudo apt-get install ruby2.3 ruby2.3-dev
And you’re up and running:
$ ruby2.3 -v ruby 2.3.0p0 (2015-12-25 revision 53290) [x86_64-linux-gnu]
It’s available for Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty), 15.04 (Vivid) and 15.10 (Wily).
As always, the same repository provides updated Ruby packages for 1.8, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2 for Lucid through to Wily.
More details on what’s provided and how to use it on the docs page.
You can sign up for Brightbox in just a couple of minutes and use your £50 free credit to play with Ruby 2.3 on an ssd cloud server.
We’ve been supporting Ruby web applications since way back in 2007 and we know what we’re doing. So if you want help deploying and running a Ruby app drop us a line about our managed services.