[ANN] Ruby/DLX 0.8.2 Released

It is my pleasure to announce that:

Ruby/DLX 0.8.2 is now available for download from rubyforge.org. (Links
at the bottom of this message)

Short Description:

“No more ruby-C-extensions needed to use the shared C library of your
choice in ruby, now you can do it directly in Ruby itself! Ruby/DLX
shows how simple interfacing ruby with c-libraries should be. It is
implemented as a frontend to Ruby/DL2.”


In addition to the new release, there is now also a growing list of

  • ruby-sdl: A binding of libSDL/libSDL_image to Ruby + simple demo
  • ruby-ogl: A binding of libGL/libGLU to Ruby + NeHe’s tutorials 02 and
    07 to act as a demonstration
  • ruby-ode: A binding of libode/libdrawstuff (Open Dynamics Engine) to
    Ruby, with the TestBuggy as a demonstration.

Again, all of the above examples are using only Ruby (Ruby/DLX), no
specific library-to-ruby-extension-C-code-complexity was required.


Finally, to setup Ruby/DLX and all of its demonstrations on your
machine, a single ruby script called “demo-bundle” is released. You only
need to download this script and run it like:

$ demo-bundle-

This will set up the latest Ruby/DLX and all of its demonstrations in


directlink to demo-bundle (Ruby/DLX 0.8.2 + demos):

Have fun!


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