BOUNTY: Quicksilver plugins in Ruby

I’m offering a $250 bounty to the first person to provide a useful
bridge
between Quicksilver[1], a Mac OS X toolset for providing contextless
access
to information, and Ruby. I see the bridge as something similar
to the Quicksilver-PyObjC[2] plugin.

In an ideal world, we would be able to have Quicksilver plugins written
in
simple Ruby. Right now, the barrier to QS plugin development is quite
high, so a key goal of the bounty would be to make QS plugin
development easier. Of course, innovative uses are welcome.

Please contact me if you have any questions. Bounties will be paid by
Paypal or Money Order.

  1. http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/
  2. http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/public/ytrewq1/articles/htmappfq/

Thanks,
Tim

On Wed, May 30, 2007, Timothy Brown wrote:

  1. http://quicksilver.blacktree.com/public/ytrewq1/articles/htmappfq/

This describes how to use PyObjC to write a Quicksilver plugin. You
could just translate this guide to RubyCocoa, or are you looking for
something that doesn’t require the user to know the Objective C API?

Ben

Ben B. <ben bleything.net> writes:

PyObjC is only supported in Quicksilver (apparently) through
the PyObjC support plugin. A similar plugin needs to
be developed for the chosen interface. The ideal scenario
would be something that abstracts the ObjC API to the
point where Quicksilver plugins can be written directly
in Ruby with little to no knowledge of ObjC.

Thanks,
Tim

On Wed, May 30, 2007, Timothy Brown wrote:

PyObjC is only supported in Quicksilver (apparently) through
the PyObjC support plugin. A similar plugin needs to
be developed for the chosen interface. The ideal scenario
would be something that abstracts the ObjC API to the
point where Quicksilver plugins can be written directly
in Ruby with little to no knowledge of ObjC.

Hm, I didn’t see that, but I probably just missed it. Can you give me a
link to where it says that?

I believe it should be possible to implement a Quicksilver plugin using
only RubyCocoa, but I’m not certain. I’ll explore it, this is a fun
project :slight_smile:

Ben

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