Traveling Ruby allows you to create self-contained, "portable" Ruby binaries which can run on any Linux distribution and any OS X machine. This allows Ruby app developers to distribute a single package to end users, without needing end users to first install Ruby or gems.

We've released version 20150130, which has some important changes. We advise everyone to upgrade!

OpenSSL upgraded to 1.0.1l.

The builtin OpenSSL library has been upgraded to version 1.0.1l, which fixes some security vulnerabilities. This is why we strongly recommend everyone to upgrade.

Many new native extensions packaged

Many new native extensions have been packaged because they are being used by Elasticrawl and Octodown.

  • RedCloth
  • escape_utils
  • posix-spawn
  • nokogumbo
  • github-markdown
  • rugged
  • charlock_holmes
  • unf_ext

CA certificate fixes

The Linux version and the OS X version now use the same CA root certificates. This fixes GH-24.

Future plans

It is planned that this is the last version on Ruby 2.1. The next version is planned to use Ruby 2.2, as discussed on GH-28.