Ruby/GD2 1.0


#1

Greetings,

I’ve taken some of the suggestions here and made improvements to my
Ruby/GD2 library.

First, the gem:

 ftp://ftp.mars.org/pub/ruby/gd2-1.0.gem

Some of the changes:

  • I took Matz’s feelings to heart and realized the weirdness with
    Palette#find! is probably because Palette#find clashed with
    Enumerable#find. So, I removed both methods and added Palette#resolve
    instead. (Palette#find used to be just an alias for Palette#exact.)

  • I’ve gone through and documented most of the library with RDoc,
    except for the Canvas class. I’m still working on this and may make
    some further improvements before finalizing the API.

  • I added Image.import and Image#export methods. These accept a
    filename and use the filename extension to determine the image format.

  • The Image#jpeg_data, Image#png_data, et al. methods are now just
    Image#jpeg, Image#png, etc.

I left the non-destructive image operations alone, because they
aren’t significantly more expensive than the destructive versions.
(Either version must create a new gd image internally.)

Thanks for everyone’s feedback, which I continue to welcome.

I have one question: what is the process for including gems in the
remote repository?

Cheers,


#2

On Tue, 2005-11-15 at 10:00 +0900, Rob L. wrote:

I have one question: what is the process for including gems in the
remote repository?

I think you’re hitting this:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/161508

You may want to rebuild the Gem with Ruby 1.8.2…

Yours,

Tom


#3

On Nov 15, 2005, at 7:47 AM, Tom C. wrote:

On Tue, 2005-11-15 at 10:00 +0900, Rob L. wrote:

I have one question: what is the process for including gems in the
remote repository?

I think you’re hitting this:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/161508

You may want to rebuild the Gem with Ruby 1.8.2…

Perhaps your question is more basic in nature? If you’re wondering
how to host your gem so that anyone can do a magical "gem install
" command, you need to create a RubyForge project by
going to rubyforge.org. Then when you upload your .gem file, mark it
explicitly as a “gem” and RubyForge will do the rest for you (there’s
a drop-down box for file types).

Duane J.
(canadaduane)


#4

On Nov 15, 2005, at 7:26 AM, Duane J. wrote:

Perhaps your question is more basic in nature? If you’re wondering
how to host your gem so that anyone can do a magical "gem install
" command, you need to create a RubyForge project by
going to rubyforge.org. Then when you upload your .gem file, mark
it explicitly as a “gem” and RubyForge will do the rest for you
(there’s a drop-down box for file types).

Thanks!

If all went well, there should now be a gd2 gem available to all.


#5

On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 01:09 +0900, Rob L. wrote:

Perhaps your question is more basic in nature? If you’re wondering
how to host your gem so that anyone can do a magical "gem install
" command, you need to create a RubyForge project by
going to rubyforge.org. Then when you upload your .gem file, mark
it explicitly as a “gem” and RubyForge will do the rest for you
(there’s a drop-down box for file types).

Thanks!

If all went well, there should now be a gd2 gem available to all.

Yup!

================
$ gem list --remote gd2

*** REMOTE GEMS ***
Updating Gem source index for: http://gems.rubyforge.org

gd2 (1.0)
Ruby interface to gd 2 library.

Yours,

Tom


#6

On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 00:26 +0900, Duane J. wrote:

You may want to rebuild the Gem with Ruby 1.8.2…

Perhaps your question is more basic in nature? If you’re wondering
how to host your gem so that anyone can do a magical "gem install
" command, you need to create a RubyForge project by
going to rubyforge.org. Then when you upload your .gem file, mark it
explicitly as a “gem” and RubyForge will do the rest for you (there’s
a drop-down box for file types).

Ah, quite right, thanks Duane! I skipped right over the obvious that
time…

Thanks,

tom