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Alex F. (Guest)
on 2007-07-30 20:21
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I'm pleased to announce the release of wxruby2 1.9.0, the cross-platform
native GUI toolkit: http://wxruby.org

This is a significant milestone in wxruby2's development: a first beta
release that should soon evolve into a stable wxruby 2.0. If you liked
the idea of wxRuby, but thought it not ready for production use, we hope
you'll take another look.

== INSTALLATION ==

The easiest way to install is to download a binary gem (Windows, Linux
or OS X/Intel); these binary gems have everything you need to start
creating GUI applications in Ruby

  gem install wxruby

If you've previously installed any of the wxruby2-preview series of
gems, please uninstall these.

Or, you can download a source tar.gz and build yourself:
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=35

== RECENT CHANGES ==

* Upgraded to target the wxWidgets 2.8 API, enhancing many existing
classes, and benefitting from bug fixes in the underlying C++ library
* A brand new and more accurate memory management scheme, fixing many
leaks and crashes
* An overhauled event handling system, allowing completely custom events
to be written in Ruby
* Added the Advanced User Interface (AUI) classes, for sophisticated
IDE-like applications with dockable panes and floating toolbars
* Added numerous minor controls and other classes, eg HyperlinkCtrl
* Fixes for many class/method specific bugs, and improvements to
documentation and samples
* Users report perceptible improvements in performance with this release

wxRuby 1.9.0 includes a comprehensive range of basic and advanced GUI
widgets, but doesn't offer the whole large wxWidgets 2.8 API. We believe
that the need for a stable wxruby for use in production currently
outweighs the need to add some of the more esoteric classes.

== KNOWN ISSUES & DEVELOPMENT PLAN ==

There are a small number of bugs in specific methods, which are
monitored using rubyforge's bug tracker. The intention is to fix these
and and other reported issues through a series of 1.9.x releases,
leading to a 2.0 release when ready, hopefully in a month or two.

== WHY WXRUBY? ==

There are several other fine GUI toolkits available for Ruby - but we
believe no other offers all the advantages of wxRuby:

* Native widgets on Windows, Linux (GTK) and OS X (Aqua)
* Built on a mature and actively developed foundation (wxWidgets)
* Easy one-step installation
* Easy to distribute complete end-user apps using rubyscript2exe
* Support for international and multilingual apps, using UTF8
* Liberal licence compatible with free, open, closed and commercial uses
* Complete class reference documentation for Ruby
* Support for ruby-ish API, via wxSugar

== LEARNING MORE ==

The gems and source tarball come with a wide array of samples, which
demonstrate the use of most classes.

Complete class reference HTML docuemntation for wxRuby can be downloaded
separately from Rubyforge. The class reference can be viewed online at:
http://wxruby.rubyforge.org/doc/

There are a number of friendly mailing lists for wxRuby:
http://rubyforge.org/mail/?group_id=35

== CREDITS ==

Sean L. committed numerous patches to this and recent releases, as
well as providing builds and valuable testing time. Many users on the
wxruby mailing lists have made a real difference by reporting bugs and
submitting patches.

I'd like to record our gratitude to Kevin S., who recently stepped
down from the wxRuby development team He created wxRuby2 as well as
providing wise leadership to the project over several years; without his
work we wouldn't be where we are today.

cheers
alex
Ryutaro Amano (Guest)
on 2007-08-01 02:51
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I using ruby on Power PC Mac.
I have tried wxruby2 1.9.0 by gem.
--------------------------------------------------------------------
sudo gem install wxruby
Password
Bulk updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org
Select which gem to install for your platform (powerpc-darwin8.10.0)
1. wxruby 1.9.0 (i386-mswin32)
2. wxruby 1.9.0 (i686-darwin8.4.1)
3. wxruby 1.9.0 (i686-linux)
4. Skip this gem
5. Cancel installation
------------------------------------------------------------------

Are you ready for wxruby 1.9.0(powerpc-darwin) ?

On 2007/07/31, at 1:20, Alex F. wrote:

> The easiest way to install is to download a binary gem (Windows,
>
> floating toolbars
>
> There are several other fine GUI toolkits available for Ruby - but
> * Support for ruby-ish API, via wxSugar
> There are a number of friendly mailing lists for wxRuby: http://
> stepped down from the wxRuby development team He created wxRuby2 as
> well as providing wise leadership to the project over several
> years; without his work we wouldn't be where we are today.
>
> cheers
> alex
>

Ryutaro Amano
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John J. (Guest)
on 2007-08-01 06:50
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On Jul 31, 2007, at 5:51 PM, Ryutaro Amano wrote:

> 4. Skip this gem
> 5. Cancel installation
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Are you ready for wxruby 1.9.0(powerpc-darwin) ?
>
>


The wxRuby wiki page says the gem is for intel and ppc macs. So it is
probably a universal binary. This is usually the case with mac
software these days.
Alex F. (Guest)
on 2007-08-01 10:41
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Ryutaro Amano wrote:
> I using ruby on Power PC Mac.
> I have tried wxruby2 1.9.0 by gem.

...

> Are you ready for wxruby 1.9.0(powerpc-darwin) ?

The Mac PPC gem has just been uploaded today. Please try again.

cheers
alex
Ryutaro Amano (Guest)
on 2007-08-01 16:42
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I tried again.
I succeeded in installing.
Thank you.

On 2007/08/01, at 15:39, Alex F. wrote:

> cheers
> alex
>

Ryutaro Amano
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