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Developer(s)Evan Phoenix, Brian Shirai
Stable release
5.0 / May 16, 2020; 4 years ago (2020-05-16)[1]
Written inC++ and Ruby
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeRuby programming language compiler
LicenseMozilla Public License

Rubinius is an alternative Ruby implementation created by Evan Phoenix. Based loosely on the Smalltalk-80 Blue Book design,[2] Rubinius seeks to "provide a rich, high-performance environment for running Ruby code."[3]


Rubinius follows in the Lisp and Smalltalk traditions, by natively implementing as much of Ruby as possible in Ruby code.[4]

It also has a goal of being thread-safe in order to be able to embed more than one interpreter in a single application.


From 2007 to 2013, Engine Yard funded one full-time engineer to work exclusively on Rubinius.[5] Evan Phoenix now works at HashiCorp.[6][7]

PowerPC64 support

Since version 2.4.0, support on PowerPC64 is enabled.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Releases - rubinius/rubinius". Retrieved May 17, 2020 – via GitHub.
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  3. ^ "Rubinius README". Rubinius Project. Retrieved February 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Nutter, Charles (April 27, 2008). "Promise and Peril for Alternative Ruby Impls". Retrieved February 22, 2009. Evan Phoenix's Rubinius project is an effort to implement Ruby using as much Ruby code as possible.
  5. ^ The future of Rubinius 2013 [dead link]
  6. ^ "Vektra Joins HashiCorp". Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "Home".
  8. ^ Gustavo Frederico Temple Pedrosa, Vitor de Lima, Leonardo Bianconi (2014). "Release 2.4.0". GitHub. Retrieved January 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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