Some Ruby Before Christmas

by Pat Eyler

'Twas the Saturday before Christmas and throughout Ruby-land
hackers were working, refact'ring by hand.
Their programs were written with the greatest of care
in hopes that a new VM soon would be there.
The newsgroup was still, the irc channels too
In light of the quiet, what's a blogger to do?
When up on the mail list, there arose such a clatter
I sprang to my laptop to see what was the matter.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
but a great bunch of news before the New Year.

Well, Clement Clark Moore I'm not, but this has been a great couple of weeks for Ruby, and those of us who enjoy it:

I hope you're looking forward to a great 2007, full of Ruby goodness. Have a happy holiday season.

Update: I nearly forgot Jeremy McAnally's announcement (the last item on the list).