Ruby on Rails is upgraded

Version 1.2 of Ruby on Rails, the popular open source Web framework, was released on Thursday, David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of the technology confirmed. A featured theme in version 1.2 is REST (Representational State Transfer) functionality. Also included are enhancements for HTTP status codes and multiple representations of the same resource. Unicode capabilities also are key. "Since Ruby won't be mult

Version 1.2 of Ruby on Rails, the popular open source Web framework, was released on Thursday, David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of the technology confirmed.

A featured theme in version 1.2 is REST (Representational State Transfer) functionality. Also included are enhancements for HTTP status codes and multiple representations of the same resource.

Unicode capabilities also are key. "Since Ruby won't be multibyte-aware until this time next year, Rails 1.2 introduces ActiveSupport::Multibyte for working with Unicode strings," Hansson said in an email.

Ruby on Rails 1.2 installation instructions can be found here. A full discussion of version 1.2, dated today, is on the Ruby on Rails Web site here.

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