[ANN] Ruboto 0.5.3 released!

The Ruboto team is proud to announce the release of Ruboto 0.5.3.

Ruboto is a framework for writing full Android apps in Ruby. It includes
support libraries and generators for creating projects, classes, tests,
and more.

New in version 0.5.3:


  • Issue #79 Add ANT version check to rake script
  • Issue #96 Exception handling
  • Issue #98 Market account for Ruboto Core platform
  • Issue #100 Improve market prompt image
  • Issue #104 Move test scripts to test/src instead of
  • Issue #137 Split ruboto.rb into separate components to require
  • Issue #139 Add new startup that is closer to the Java API
  • Issue #149 Add Rake task to generate a keystore for releasing to the
    Android Market


  • Issue #129 Make ruboto gen app fail with more information


  • Issue #99 Pull common InheritedActivity code into superclass
  • Issue #140 Change to use the “bin” directory for temporary build files
    instead of “tmp”
  • Issue #145 Restructure stdlib to new JRuby layout


  • Issue #130 BUILD FAILED Target “installd” does not exist in the
    project “Math”.

You can find a complete list of issues here:


To use Ruboto, you need to install a Java JDK, the Android SDK, Apache
ANT, and a Ruby implementation. Then do (possibly as root)

gem install ruboto

To create a project do

ruboto gen app --package <your.package.name>

You can find an introductory tutorial at

If you have any problems or questions, come see us at http://ruboto.org/


Uwe K.