The Ruboto team is proud to announce the release of Ruboto 0.8.0.
Ruboto is a framework for writing full Android apps in Ruby. It includes
support libraries and generators for creating projects, classes, tests,
New in version 0.8.0:
- Issue #153 Add ability to specify a package for generated interfaces
- Issue #195 Added :margins parameter to View
- Issue #203 Detect if apk is installed even if it is on the sdcard.
- Issue #204 Add Gravity constants
- Issue #208 Make activity subclass of android.app.Activity
- Issue #218 Start Ruboto Activity by class name
- Issue #219 Allow some form of inline class-based definition and start
- Issue #220 Support for using Ruby 1.9 and Rubinius for command line
- Issue #226 “ruboto update app” should update generated Java subclasses
- Issue #232 Support for Android 4.1 api level 16
- Issue #207 Make “self” in a Ruby activity usable as a Context object.
- Issue #211 Make “self” in a Ruby service usable as a true
- Issue #212 Make “self” in a Ruby broadcast receiver usable as an
- Issue #213 Two issues fixed: ruby 1.9 compatibility fix and gemspecs
failed to require files.
- Issue #214 Experiencing some failures when using multiple activities.
- Issue #229
ruboto gen appdoes not work on Windows
- Issue #230 Adding detection of mingw/mswin and using the appropriate
- Issue #215 Open GL ES 2 and callback from subclass
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/
The Ruboto Team