Subject: Re: [ruby-gnome2-devel-en] Gtk and ruby-gtk on ARM
Date: mar 07 gen 14 05:28:54 +0100
Quoting Regis d’Aubarede ([email protected]):
Carlo E. Prelz wrote in post #1132398:
I have done some tinkering on a so-called ‘Olinuxino.’
Pricing is much more cheaper than ISEE hardware !
Seem to mess case product.
There is a bootable Debian MicroSD. Once you have Debian running,
own kernel and used mruby rather than full-blown ruby.
Very interesting , mruy is it usefull ?
there are very few witness on mruby+ARM usage !
Mruby is still young, but it was a pleasure to work on, and extend
using C. I hope its development goes on.
And I did not use Gtk (or X)
This was my question…
Watching issue log of ruby-gtk project, generation seem hard.
Most of the problems I see on this list are windows-related. When you
have debian running, there is really no difference whether you run on
a couple of Xeons, or a humble ARM - apart from having to wait a long
time for compilation. After all, my fortran programs back in the
eighties also took a long time to compile!
I did not directly experiment with gtk on the Olinuxino because I only
have a 4.3" screen, which makes using X a bit awkward. But from my
experience, once I had Ruby and the Gnome dev libraries installed from
Debian, I see no special problems in getting the ruby-gnome repo from
github and recreating on a 45€ ARM board the same development
environment that I am using for the boring data-entry programs that I
have to be busy with in these gloomy days.
Of course, whether this sort of solution cuts your cake depends on the
cake itself. You may have to get your hands a litte bit dirty, but
that’s the funny part.