Hmmm, so what's your conclusion from this debate? Fox isn't pretty, Qt and GTK are better, but David is running away from it seeking shelter from non-Rubyish syntax.... What's your answer to Glenn's original question, then ? a.) We got something like Yahoo Widgets in Ruby, namely ......, and everybody finds it nice. b.) No we don't, and we need Glenn to write it (since he commited the crime of uncovering a Ruby imperfection). Best regards, Axel
on 2006-02-10 15:37
on 2006-02-10 16:02
DÅ?a Piatok 10 FebruÃ¡r 2006 14:37 firstname.lastname@example.org napÃsal: > Hmmm, > > so what's your conclusion from this debate? Fox isn't pretty, Qt and GTK > are better, but David is running away from it seeking shelter from > non-Rubyish syntax.... > I'm not quite running away, since I don't do GUIs, and as it seems, things are looking up even there. > What's your answer to Glenn's original question, then ? > Heh, I'm afraid this thread has gotten VERY sidetracked. But: > a.) We got something like Yahoo Widgets in Ruby, namely ......, and > everybody finds it nice. To summarize the actual on-topic posts: You can hack around with borderless transparent windows with FOX if you need cross-platform, and later googling has shown you can indeed implement gDesklets and Kicker applets in Ruby if you can offer cross-platform for the advantages using KDE and GNOME standard desktop applet functionality. Maybe we could also try giving the SuperKaramba team some hints to provide Ruby bindings if they have Python ones already. I haven't done much SWIG, but I can't imagine how the languages are different in the aspects that are involved in autogenerating bindings. Anyways, cheers for bringing this back into reality. David V.