Ruby 1.8.5 Released - Summary of changes and does it work with Rails 1.1.6?

With some excitement by some and frustrations by others, Ruby 1.8.5 was released this past weekend. According to this post from Matz, the creator of the Ruby language, this is primarily a bug fix release. If you want a blow-by-blow account of the changes, view the change log and scroll down to Fri Dec 24 of last year when Ruby 1.8.4 was released. If that’s a little too much detail, here is a nice summary of the changes: This page lists the changes between 1.8.4 and 1.8.5.