Ice for Ruby Preview Release

The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern, object-oriented
distributed computing platform. We have just released a preview version
of Ice for Ruby, which allows Ruby applications to interact seamlessly
with Ice applications written in C++, Java, C#, Visual Basic, and
Python.

Ice is free software, available with full source, and released under the
terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

For more information, please visit http://www.zeroc.com.

The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern, object-oriented
distributed computing platform. We have just released a preview version
of Ice for Ruby, which allows Ruby applications to interact seamlessly
with Ice applications written in C++, Java, C#, Visual Basic, and Python.

Ice is free software, available with full source, and released under the
terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

For more information, please visit http://www.zeroc.com.

This rocks. I’ve been kind of waiting for this a while now. :slight_smile:

I’d love to try this out right now, but I’m short on time. Don’t let
the lack of replies discourage you.

Keep up the good work.

Regards,

Emiel van de Laar

Sweeeet. I’ve been meaning to check out ICE for a long, long time. This
is as good a time as any. :slight_smile:

Emiel van de Laar wrote:

This rocks. I’ve been kind of waiting for this a while now. :slight_smile:

I’d love to try this out right now, but I’m short on time. Don’t let
the lack of replies discourage you.

I think the gateway to ruby-talk may be down. Perhaps that is why the
forum has been so slow???

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006, Marc Laukien wrote:

The Internet Communications Engine (Ice) is a modern, object-oriented
distributed computing platform. We have just released a preview version of
Ice for Ruby, which allows Ruby applications to interact seamlessly with Ice
applications written in C++, Java, C#, Visual Basic, and Python.

This sounds really neat - alas, I have one question about it - according
to the documentation, it only supports client-side development in Ruby:

Currently, Ice provides language mappings for C++, Java, C#, Visual
Basic .NET, Python, and, for the client side, PHP and Ruby.

Are there any plans for server side support for Ruby as well?

Benedikt

Benedikt H. wrote:

This sounds really neat - alas, I have one question about it - according
to the documentation, it only supports client-side development in Ruby:

Currently, Ice provides language mappings for C++, Java, C#, Visual
Basic .NET, Python, and, for the client side, PHP and Ruby.

Are there any plans for server side support for Ruby as well?

We have no plans for it at this time. Ice for Ruby is implemented as a
thin integration layer on top of Ice for C++, and as a result the
server side would rely heavily on native threads. If Ruby supported
native threads, even to the extent that Python does, we most likely
would have included server-side support. However, the customer that
sponsored the Ice for Ruby project only needed client-side bindings,
so we didn’t spend much time exploring ways to address the threading
limitations.

If Ruby does introduce native threading at some point in the future,
it’s likely that we would implement the server-side bindings.

Take care,

  • Mark

Brad T. wrote:

forum has been so slow???

We receive you. Do you receive us?

The mailing list has about 200 messages per day.

Hal

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