Phil T. wrote:
I’ve seen a few patches go in regarding compatibility with 1.9. I’ve
started a home project using Ruby Gnome 2 and wondered whether I should
try using 1.9 for it.
Have you tried Open Komodo (http://www.openkomodo.com/). But be careful
there are two products: (1) Komodo EDI, and (2) Komodo Edit. Komodo Edit
is free, and it is a very decent editor.
As far as Ruby GTK+ is concerned, I believe it is the most promising GUI
for Ruby, and hopefully it will become the GUI of choice for most open
software enterprises on all platforms. However it is rather immature at
the moment. There are many issues with Ruby-GNOME2 and Ruby 1.9. With
GNOME2 everybody seems to be stuck with Ruby 1.8 for a while. I am not
aware if the latest release of 1.9.1 fixed any of the problems. I hope
things will get better in the not so distant future. However there
definitely are grey areas particularly related to vector graphic, canvas
and even Pango, that need a lot of fixing and even additional
development before we will have a true Ruby graphical environment.
Nevertheless, I do believe that GTK+ is the right choice when it comes
to which GUI to learn for Ruby, mostly because it is the best bet to
eventually achieve platform transparency!
As far as Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 go, I can testify to the fact that the two
incarnations can run absolutely without any problems side by side.
Though GNOME2 is designed so it would also compile safely into either
environment without obscuring the other, due to its immaturity, I shied
away from such a scenario, at least until people here will start posting
encouraging comments about the possibility of a successful marriage
between 1.9 and GNOME2.
Hope this was helpful for now, and warned you about the potential traps
you may fall in if you assumed things were in a better shape than they