[ANN] Ruboto 0.8.1 released!

The Ruboto team is proud to announce the release of Ruboto 0.8.1.

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 0.8.1:

Features:

  • Issue #164 Stop support for upgrading from Ruboto older than 0.5.2
    directly
  • Issue #216 Make calls to super explicit
  • Issue #227 Enable Ruby class based definition of Java subclasses
  • Issue #239 Make “ruboto update app” use older versions of Ruboto to do
    multi-step updates
  • Issue #240 Add teardown to test framework
  • Issue #243 Deprecate and remove “ruboto update ruboto” command
  • Issue #247 * Issue #227 Enable Ruby class based definition of Java
    subclasses
  • Issue #248 Deprecate use of “ruboto gen interface” since it is covered
    by “ruboto gen subclass”

Bugfixes:

  • Issue #234 Fixed “ruboto gen jruby”
  • Issue #237 Allow omitting on_create on activity
  • Issue #241 Skip setup for tests when it is not defined
  • Issue #244 start_ruboto_activity(block) is broken…does not start a
    new activity (just reuses the existing one)

Internal:

  • Issue #210 Make Ruboto really thread safe with minimal locking

Support:

  • Issue #166 How can I debug ruboto??
  • Issue #249 Build applications to apk

Documentation:

  • Issue #236 Remove use of global variables in the Spycam example

Pull requests:

  • Issue #199 Error while Loading Sqldroid
  • Issue #228 hitting back button calls onDestroy
  • Issue #235 * Issue #228 hitting back button calls onDestroy
  • Issue #242 * Issue #216 Make calls to super explicit
  • Issue #245 Put script loading logic into separate class to avoid
    duplication

You can find a complete list of issues here:

Installation:

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/

Enjoy!


The Ruboto Team

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