The situation as I see it is that the programmers and people close to
the project don’t always see the situation through “new” eyes.
That is why I am writing to you and asking questions. I want to see
the IDE through your eyes. So thanks for answering questions such as
Not exactly new eyes, getting on a bit now, but coming from a Delphi
background I have been used to very easy gui deployment. The potential
is there with netbeans but new entrants have very fragmented information
which I believe a VERY SIMPLE WORKING example and explanation would
offer the carrot to keep going.
Q: I am also wondering why you clicked the Build button instead of
the Run button?
A: New users (including me) will probably click any button to see
I am thinking that being new to Ruby (coming from Java) you were
expecting that you needed to first build something. Is this right? or not?
No, I would expect to be able to create a jar for the jruby project.
As mentioned I am fairly new to netbeans, java and ruby, about 12 months
now, but the going is still tough in some areas. I may sound a real
noob, but I am not in all respects, but I think the questions I am
asking need to be asked.
My aim in this pursuit is to provide very simple examples that work,
with an end in site of discovering a “simple” method to deploy a
JRuby app from within Netbeans including a simple (possibly H2)
database and swing gui.
I don’t know how out of date this tutorial is but I thought I would
point it out: http://wiki.netbeans.org/SwingJRuby
I have done quite a bit of work with swing (including a little with
monkeybars and profligacy) and I am flirting with scene graph also.
“Filthy Rich Clients” appeal to me.
With the help of Jeremy from the sequel group I am very close to a
simple example using Sequel with H2 DB. By the way, sequel, once you
have got a sample working is fantastic for the JRuby (w/o rails & with
rails) user. Very easy to switch between database types and quite
My biggest area of concern is finding a simple explanation of a simple
method to deploy a JRuby project with all the required jars using an
installer of some sort for cross platform use on the desktop. Not
asking much, am I?
No doubt with discussion of this type we should be able to put something