RubyFrontier 0.9.4

[I’ve announced this to the Frontier list and the TextMate list, but since it’s written entirely in Ruby - and since, indeed, the fact that it’s written in Ruby is part of the point - I suppose I should mention it here too. I don’t actually *want* any users (I am the primary user, said the Little Red Hen), and besides the thing is really useful only to people who know UserLand Frontier, since otherwise you’d probably use webby or nanoc or something. But anyhow, here goes.]

After a year and half of development and testing and some hints to the
world at large now and then, I’ve finally decided to release
RubyFrontier into the wild.

RubyFrontier is a TextMate bundle. It implements a Web site framework
basically modelled after the UserLand Frontier Web site framework,
written in Ruby. In other words, it’s a tool for writing and maintaining
Web sites.

Documentation and description here:

http://www.apeth.com/RubyFrontierDocs/default.html

Incredibly great new screencast here (rather long, take it in stages or
at least have a coffee machine sitting next to you the whole time):

The download:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/rubyfrontier/

Share and enjoy. Tell a friend (if you have one). m.

On Jul 27, 2009, at 09:10 , Matt N. wrote:

RubyFrontier is a TextMate bundle. It implements a Web site framework
basically modelled after the UserLand Frontier Web site framework,
written in Ruby. In other words, it’s a tool for writing and
maintaining
Web sites.

This looks like really really good stuff. I kinda miss Frontier and
tried to model it a bit when I wrote zenweb way back when. I also
really miss MORE and did my best to make sure that omnioutliner
approached MORE’s level of writability for an outliner (I wrote all my
college papers in MORE). I like Dave’s software, but I just couldn’t
stand the guy. This bundle looks like a really good combination of mac
technologies.

Good job.

Your video also reminded me that I have you to thank for the rb-
appscript pages and examples. They saved me a lot of time (as well as
subsequently stumbling upon ASTranslate–wonderful). Thank you.

Ryan D. [email protected] wrote:

On Jul 27, 2009, at 09:10 , Matt N. wrote:

RubyFrontier is a TextMate bundle. It implements a Web site framework
basically modelled after the UserLand Frontier Web site framework,
written in Ruby. In other words, it’s a tool for writing and
maintaining
Web sites.

This looks like really really good stuff. I kinda miss Frontier and
tried to model it a bit when I wrote zenweb way back when.

Wow. It’s like a parallel universe! And of course Brent Simmons has done
his own rewrite of the Frontier Web site framework in Ruby, though he
hasn’t released the code:

http://inessential.com/2009/01/30/new_publishing_system_tour_of_my_head

There are some really scary parallels between his thought processes
and mine…

I also
really miss MORE and did my best to make sure that omnioutliner
approached MORE’s level of writability for an outliner (I wrote all my
college papers in MORE). I like Dave’s software, but I just couldn’t
stand the guy. This bundle looks like a really good combination of mac
technologies.

Interesting. I had a feeling that someone at Omni had some serious MORE
experience, but I didn’t know who it was. BTW, considerably before that,
I was a college professor with all my lecture notes in MORE (and
previously I was using its predecessor ThinkTank). OmniOutliner plays an
important optional role in RubyFrontier (via OPML), but I don’t
demonstrate it in the movie. I suppose what I’d really like for
RubyFrontier is to turn TextMate itself into an outliner, but I don’t
quite see how to do it.

Good job.

Your video also reminded me that I have you to thank for the rb-
appscript pages and examples. They saved me a lot of time (as well as
subsequently stumbling upon ASTranslate–wonderful). Thank you.

Cool, thanks! m.

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