3rd Party Repository: Brightbox Ruby NG Experimental

This repository is available for: Trusty  Xenial  Bionic 

Title: Ruby with experimental performance enhancements


We’ve been providing optimized Ruby 1.8 and Rubygems 1.3.7 packages for Ubuntu for years now but some technical issues prevented us from providing 1.9.3 packages alongside them. So we started out afresh from the very latest Debian 1.8.7 and 1.9.3 packages, and added:

Ruby Enterprise Edition patches for 1.8.7-358 (2012.02)
Built Ruby 1.9.3 with Google’s high performance memory allocator, tcmalloc
Added Sokolov Yura‘s performance patches for 1.9.3
Added Narihiro Nakamura’s Bitmap Marking garbage collector (backported by Sakolov Yura)
Patched Ruby 1.9.3 to export the right symbols to work with ruby-debug

So this gives you Ruby 1.8.7, Ruby 1.9.3 and Rubygems 1.8.21 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid through to the upcoming Ubuntu 12.04 Precise. You can install both Ruby 1.8.7 and 1.9.3 alongside each other and switch between them effortlessly. We’ve also updated our Passenger packages to work with both versions of Ruby (and our NGINX Passenger packages too).

Daily Build: no

To install this PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:brightbox/ruby-ng-experimental 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install <package name>
where <package name> is one of the packages below.


Most recent updates in Brightbox Ruby NG Experimental PPA (Bionic)

Date Package Version
2022-04-20 17:08:09 UTC ruby2.7 2.7.6-1bbox1~bionic1
2022-04-20 17:08:09 UTC ruby2.6 2.6.10-1bbox1~bionic1
2021-11-30 14:08:05 UTC ruby2.7 2.7.5-1bbox1~bionic1
2021-01-02 19:08:02 UTC rubygems-integration 1:1.15.1-1bbox1~bionic1
2021-01-02 00:07:50 UTC ruby2.7 2.7.2-1bbox1~bionic2

Ruby2.2 Versions in Brightbox Ruby NG Experimental PPA

UbuntuUpdates arbitrarily picked ruby2.2 as the main package of this PPA.

Package Release Latest Version Latest Update
ruby2.2 bionic 2.2.10-1bbox2~bionic1 2019-01-03 17:07:17 UTC
ruby2.2 xenial 2.2.10-1bbox1~xenial1 2018-04-06 18:08:40 UTC
ruby2.2 trusty 2.2.10-1bbox1~trusty1 2018-04-06 18:08:39 UTC

Packages in PPA for Bionic

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