Summary: IronRuby is officially dead, says a Program Manager from Microsoft
ONE of our anonymous readers has just told us that Microsoft’s Jimmy Schementi announces the end of IronRuby. Microsoft did not manage to pull enough interested people to advance Microsoft’s interests.
Overall, I see a serious lack of commitment to IronRuby, and dynamic language on .NET in general. At the time of my leaving Tomas and myself were the only Microsoft employees working on IronRuby. If this direction for dynamic languages on .NET is a path you do not want Microsoft to take, I strongly suggest you provide feedback to the team’s management directly. Also, Jason Zander runs the Visual Studio team, which IronRuby, IronPython, and the DLR happen to be a part of, and is a big proponent of these dynamic languages efforts, so provide him with your thoughts as well.
In posts such as [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14] we explained why IronRuby was a harmful project to software freedom. It helped Microsoft spread itself (and its proprietary products). Anyway, here goes another dead Microsoft project into the large pile of digital carcasses. █
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