Although I have been using Ruby for awhile, I am really a beginner as I
it very sporadically and depend much on my books and the forum.
In the recent past, while trying to learn a GUI tool, I tried writing
GUI appls using ruby-gnome2, WxRuby, QtRuby, FXRuby, Tk and WideStudio.
the last one gives you dragANDdrop capabilities, although the widgets
and feel are not appealing. Then I heard that JRuby has built-in GUI
support via swing. To confuse me even more (and believe me it does not
take much for that), now I heard about a tool named clutter which is
supposedly very nice.
I am actually looking for quick and *easy *way to create a GUI appl.
My questions are:
What are the pros and cons of Ruby vs JRuby?
How far behind “regular” Ruby JRuby is?
Since Ruby is written in C and JRuby in Java isn’t Ruby faster
Other than swing in JRuby is there any advantage of using JRuby
*I guess this is related to question 1.