Any dates for Beta Versions and Implenting IronRuby..?


After reading this blog on IronRuby, I am tempted to start working on
Beta Versions.

Since i am just new, and do not know procedures. I am not comfortable
working with subversions. I am looking for an easy way to implement
IronRuby on Ruby On Steel or any other IDE available currently that
implements such thing. Initially only IRonRuby support without Rails is
enough for me.

I always wanted an IDE like IronPython Studio and finally my half
prayers are heard. We have the Steel IDE, but for plain ruby only.

Silverlight 2.0 Beta is declared to be around March 2008, so i presume
DLR would be almost completed by then, it would not be longer for
IronRuby to Run on DLR then…am i right…?

IronRuby and DLR were announced at MIX 2007 on April 2007 and the New
MIX 2008 is round the corner on march 5th 2008. Its almost a year for
IronRuby and i still see only alpha label around.IronRuby in fact have
trademarked many codes from Ruby.Net and have been in the process since
long. Its surprising to see the Pre-Alpha label still hanging around.

I have been writing currently ruby codes on NetBeans and I am basically
a .net guy, i am really tempted to get working with IronRuby.

Pl. guide me with the Beta Stage or CTP details.



I found few important details about the current status and expected date
of IronRuby here.

This is a nice interview of Mr.John L., who clarifies many things.

I suggest you all to read it.

I was bit upset to see that there are no steps taken by Microsoft to
provide a perfect IDE for IronRuby. They all are depending on Sapphire

Since Sapphire Steel is supporting only VS2008, majority will not be
able to take advantage of Visual Web D., which is more popular
and Free of course.

Netbeans is a great IDE and Free to. Why not we too can have something
like that.



I should carify that we support VS2005 and VS2008. We also have a new
low cost ($49) edition which comes complete with its own copy of VS2008
at no extra cost. No third party languages can be installed into the
Visual Web D. so that is not an option that is open to us. Our
low cost edition does, however, contain all the HTML design and
JavaScript funtionality of the full version of VS2008.

As you may know we have already demoed an IronRuby form designer and
IronRuby Intellisense. Our IronRuby support is (like IronRuby itself)
still ‘pre-release’. We are committed to offering first class support
for IronRuby but it is at too early a stage to make any detailed
announcements of any specific IronRuby IDEs.

best wishes
Huw C.

SapphireSteel Software
Ruby and Rails In Visual Studio