Good GUI for buisness focused application

What would be a good Graphical User interface for use with a buisness
focused application.
I have not much experiance with Ruby and am looking at ways to create a
GUI
diplaying tabs, tables and all the boring interface stuff.

I had a look at Shoes and FXRuby.
Shoes did not apear to have the functionality that I wanted and seamed
more
suited to games and playing around rather than a more profeshional
interfaces.
FXRuby looks like it will work well with what I need to do, but I am a
little heasatent to use it because it has not been updated in years.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on a more updated GUI framework
or
if you had any problems you had with FXRuby.

Thanks.

PS: I will be using the windows operating system.

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:50 AM, Jaxxa [email protected] wrote:

Shoes did not apear to have the functionality that I wanted and seamed more
suited to games and playing around rather than a more profeshional
interfaces.

Just because it seems like it is suited to more… entertaining
applications, that doesn’t mean that you can’t build more enterprise-y
applications with it.

After all, a tool is but a tool, and it depends on you what to do with
it.

I’d suggest taking a look at Shoes, since it’s rather easy to pick up
and get usable results with, especially if you aren’t all that
experienced with Ruby yet.

Otherwise, there’s the Ruby-GNOME project, QtRuby/Korundum (which is
rather involved to get running on Windows), and JRuby with the Java
GUI toolkits (SWT, Swing, for example), wxWidgets or good old Tk.


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FXRuby looks like it will work well with what I need to do, but
I am a little heasatent to use it because it has not
been updated in years.

FXRuby is dead and unmaintained.

FOX toolkit is dead.

Use ruby-gtk. It has the best documentation.

Ruby-qt is ok too but I will recommend to you to use ruby-gtk.

and again, if it’s to for Windows development, just try the TK install
included in the lasts RubyInstaller. :slight_smile:

On Oct 31, 8:40pm, Jaxxa [email protected] wrote:

little heasatent to use it because it has not been updated in years.

I was wondering if anyone had any advice on a more updated GUI framework or
if you had any problems you had with FXRuby.

Who is the app for? If it will just be used by Windows users than I
believe there are binding for Windows UI.

If you want cross platform then seriously consider using web
technologies. Even if the user has to run a servlet in the background
it’s a pretty good way to go.

Beyond that Tk has improved a lot and may be a good choice.

On 1 November 2011 07:28, Intransition [email protected] wrote:

suited to games and playing around rather than a more profeshional
If you want cross platform then seriously consider using web
technologies. Even if the user has to run a servlet in the background
it’s a pretty good way to go.

+1

Web can do tabs and tables all right, and when there is no
hard-realtime requirement it would work all right for most
applications displaying some random gobs of data.

You can save a web page and load it into Excel if you wanted, too
(provided the page is designed for that and is not too complex for
Excel to understand).

Even if the primary platform is Windows people can also peek into the
app from their phones or whatnot.

No installation required whatsoever, easiest deployment ever.

And when it’s web you can change your browser and your web server and
it’s still web.

When you have GTK or TK application and something in the toolkit does
not work quite right it’s hard to change the toolkit.

Thanks

Michal

Thanks for all the great suggestions.
I will look into them and let you know what I decide on.

Thanks

Jaxxa

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