Big thanks to Chuck Remes for releasing the ffi- rzmq and zmqmachine gems on rubygems.org. This also makes ffi-rzmq 1.8.7 compatible. I haven’t had a chance to test this out much (and neither has Chuck, thanks for humoring me w/ this patch Chuck!), but it seems stable to me. This is great news for my new project dripdrop (which is still in a very tumultuous phase right now), and the ruby mongrel2 driver m2r .
ffi-rzmq definitely seems to be the preferred way of connecting to ZMQ with ruby. Don’t, however skip the official rbzmq docs, which are a fantastic intro do ZMQ intself.