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Daniel B. (Guest)
on 2009-06-07 07:42
(Received via mailing list)
Hi everyone,

I am looking for pledges so that I can continue to work on some
fantastic
open source Ruby projects that are, in my opinion, of great benefit to
the
Ruby programming community at large.

http://pledgie.com/campaigns/4640

The project I will spend the majority of my time on is called
"Win32Utils".
Win32Utils consists of a collection of libraries specifically aimed at
the
Microsoft Windows operating system.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/win32utils/

Libraries consist of interfaces for the clipboard, the event log, file
system monitoring, services and so on. It is one of the most downloaded
projects on RubyForge.

Another project I will be focusing on is called "SysUtils". The SysUtils
project is a collection of libraries that target system adminstration
issues. This includes interfaces for gathering process information,
administering users, gathering CPU information and so on.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/sysutils/

There is also the "Shards" project, a miscellaneous collection of
libraries
that range from generating HTML tables, to finding files on your file
system, to replacements for older code that exists in the Ruby standard
library.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/shards/

Another project that is incredibly important in my opinion is the "Pure"
project. This project consists of pure Ruby versions of popular C
libraries,
such as zlib or win32ole.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/pure

On top of all that I would like to spend time contributing to other
important projects, such as rubygems.

http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubygems

If you feel that these are worthwhile efforts, please contribute, and
spread
the word!

Regards,

Dan
Gregory B. (Guest)
on 2009-06-07 08:20
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On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 11:41 PM, Daniel B.<removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I am looking for pledges so that I can continue to work on some fantastic
> open source Ruby projects that are, in my opinion, of great benefit to the
> Ruby programming community at large.
>
> http://pledgie.com/campaigns/4640

Daniel, though I appreciate more clicks headed my way, I think this
link is wrong. :)
(Please send an updated link so I can contribute to yours!)

-greg
Daniel B. (Guest)
on 2009-06-07 08:58
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> open source Ruby projects that are, in my opinion, of great benefit to
> the
> Ruby programming community at large.
>
> http://pledgie.com/campaigns/4640

Whoops, should be http://pledgie.com/campaigns/4706

The link above is Gregory B.'s Mendicant project (also worthwhile!).

Regards,

Dan
Daniel B. (Guest)
on 2009-06-07 08:59
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> > I am looking for pledges so that I can continue to work on some
> fantastic
> > open source Ruby projects that are, in my opinion, of great benefit
> to the
> > Ruby programming community at large.
> >
> > http://pledgie.com/campaigns/4640
>
> Daniel, though I appreciate more clicks headed my way, I think this
> link is wrong. :)
> (Please send an updated link so I can contribute to yours!)

Oy, thanks! I was looking at yours when I was writing mine. Too many
tabs
open!

Regards,

Dan
Luis L. (Guest)
on 2009-06-08 01:10
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On Jun 7, 1:57 am, Daniel B. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> > open source Ruby projects that are, in my opinion, of great benefit to
> > the
> > Ruby programming community at large.
>
> >http://pledgie.com/campaigns/4640
>
> Whoops, should behttp://pledgie.com/campaigns/4706
>
> The link above is Gregory B.'s Mendicant project (also worthwhile!).
>

I must add, on a personal note, that both pledges (Gregory and Daniel)
are really worthy.

Daniel and Park H. work on win32utils is amazing! without them,
lots of Windows functionality for Ruby wouldn't be possible, even if
those are external projects and not integrated on Ruby itself.

Gregory has created a great and needed tool like Prawn which, believe
it or not, worked and passes specs on Windows! (yeah, pretty weird).

Keep the good work guys, and count on me on this.
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