This is a summry of ruby-dev ML in these days.
[ruby-dev:22688] output directory for extensions
Nobu Nakada pointed out that some applications and libraries,
such as bin/rdoc and test/runner.rb, need external library
and they can not be executed before install.
So Nobu made a patch to make temporary directories
which has the same hierarchy as one after install.
[ruby-dev:22691] new standard library in the next release
Shinya Kawaji asked a plan of new standard library for the next
release(1.8.2 or 1.9.0).
Matz mentioned three points to decide to add as standard with: