Shoes as Gems or other such

I was just checking out shoes. While I like it, I am a bit concerned.

The standard way of using shoes is to download shoes and use ruby from
shoes, but what I would like to do is download shoes as a gem and use it
from ruby. Is there a way of doing that? Os some thing similar.

PS I am using Linux Mint ( essentially Ubuntu ), so there are a lot of
ruby stuff that I can get as deb packages. So I’m hesitant to lose all
that to get an independent shoes.

The standard way of using shoes is to download shoes and use ruby from
shoes, but what I would like to do is download shoes as a gem and use it
from ruby. Is there a way of doing that? Os some thing similar.

I’m not aware of one as shoes was basically “it’s own fork” of Ruby.

On Aug 27, 10:05 am, Handy G. [email protected] wrote:

I was just checking out shoes. While I like it, I am a bit concerned.

The standard way of using shoes is to download shoes and use ruby from
shoes, but what I would like to do is download shoes as a gem and use it
from ruby. Is there a way of doing that? Os some thing similar.

Basically Shoes does lot of initialization to the graphic framework
that is not possible to initialize when a gem loads (is too late in
the process)

PS I am using Linux Mint ( essentially Ubuntu ), so there are a lot of
ruby stuff that I can get as deb packages. So I’m hesitant to lose all
that to get an independent shoes.

Well, you should not depend on your system management system to work
with shoes or even RubyGems in general (IMO)

Hey there, thanks for the interest in Shoes!

The standard way of using shoes is to download shoes and use ruby from
shoes, but what I would like to do is download shoes as a gem and use it
from ruby. Is there a way of doing that? Os some thing similar.

There isn’t a way to do this currently. Shoes has its own separate
copy of Ruby within it, and it keeps its own gems. Why gave his
rationale here:

This is Shoes. Which isn’t a Ruby library. It’s not a gem. It’s a kit. Shoes has an installer. You click on a .shy file (such as Tetris) and it launches Shoes.

http://wiki.github.com/shoes/shoes/clearing-up-the-whole-shoes-and-rubygems-deal

PS I am using Linux Mint ( essentially Ubuntu ), so there are a lot of
ruby stuff that I can get as deb packages. So I’m hesitant to lose all
that to get an independent shoes.

Out of curiosity, what would you get as a .deb, and why would that be
better than using RubyGems for everything?

Also, on this general topic, there is talk of eventually packaging
Shoes as a gem. Right now, that’s not feasible, but after the Shoes 3
release on Whyday, Team Shoes is currently working out exactly what we
want to do with Shoes in the future, and it’s one possibility. This
would require a total rewrite of Shoes, though, so it’s not something
that’s being considered lightly.

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