Hi! I'm currently investigating how to create nice non-web UI on top of Ruby applications, in a productive way. As I'm very comfortable with it I thought about using .Net. Did anyone actually developed a .Net UI (as a client for an underlying Ruby application, whatever the communication channel is) ? Or is it hard to develop really nice UI using any of the various ruby widget toolkits around ? I'd be interested in any type feedback. cheers Thibaut
on 2006-02-17 17:50
on 2006-02-17 19:24
If you want to use .Net you might want to have a look at BOO. It isn't Ruby but it might be good enough. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
on 2006-02-17 19:30
Check out the work John L. is doing on a Ruby-CLR bridge. It's not released yet but its very promising: http://www.iunknown.com/
on 2006-02-17 20:04
You may be interested to take a look at our Ruby In Steel IDE for Visual Studio 2005. The beta version (0.5) will be available for download from www.sapphiresteel.com some time within the next few weeks (there's nothing there yet). Steel is a language add-in for VS2005 and will provide basic editing, colour coding etc for Ruby. The initial release will be very simple (so don't expect too much!) - however, we are also working on a much more interesting and complete system about which we'll have more to say later on. The Steel IDE will be the 'default' IDE for the new Ruby programming columns in Bitwise Magazine and we'll have a few screenshots of the system online early next week. It will available free of charge. best wishes Huw C. ================================ Bitwise Magazine www.bitwisemag.com Dark Neon Ltd. ================================
on 2006-02-17 20:19
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > As I'm very comfortable with it I thought about using .Net. Did anyone > actually developed a .Net UI (as a client for an underlying Ruby > application, whatever the communication channel is) ? No, sorry. But if you search for "dotnet" at rubyforge.org you'll find three libraries which could be interesting to you. > Or is it hard to develop really nice UI using any of the various ruby > widget toolkits around ? No. Bindings for Tk are built in and you can find bindings for many other toolkits. Personally I like Qt so I use the Qt-Bindings . There's a book  available, too. > I'd be interested in any type feedback. I hope this helps a bit. Regards, Tassilo  http://developer.kde.org/language-bindings/ruby/  http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/ctrubyqt/
on 2006-02-21 12:39
thanks! I looks indeed promising.