A mere seven years after its inception, libxml-ruby has finally reached version 1.0.
libxml-ruby provides ruby, via the
libxml2 libary, the super fast,
feature rich xml parser that is has sorely lacked.
Last year I
posted about the resurrection of the project, and since then
we’ve made enormous progress. The 1.0 release marks the culmination
of this work, and comes with tons of goodies:
- Ruby 1.9.1 support
- Out of the box support for OS X 10.5 and MacPorts
- Greatly expanded
- Much better test coverage
- A nice, clean API that makes it easy to do simple things, but
provides all the power of libxml2 if you need it
Not to mention that libxml-ruby is blindingly fast and
incredibly feature rich (see my
post from last year for all the details), making it the choice
for a number of high-traffic websites.
So give them a try – its as easy to install as:
gem install libxml-ruby
And if you feel like polishing your ruby, xml, or C skills, come
join the community!