I truly hate to bring this subject back to the forum, as it is like
killing a dead horse! But I can’t help it, as my frustration keeps on
I am a Ruby, kind of, newbie. I’ve been in and out of Ruby many times
for a few years now.
I am sure that I and other people (I think) could be using Ruby more
often if there were a “simple” GUI development environment. I put
simple in quote because I understand that it is a very subjective
In the past I experimented with several GUI toolkits, which I know are
excellent GUI toolkit bindings for ruby, including: Qt, Gtk, Wx, Fox
and Tk. I also played or tried playing with Monkeybars with Netbeans
and JRuby; and Shoes. Against my free will I was willing to give it a
try to IronRuby and Ruby on Steel.
As you can read I have been looking for a “simple” GUI environment
where I don’t have to “draw” the widgets. I would like to get a GUI
programming environment where I can drag&drop widgets (diaglog box,
drop-down list, Etc., Etc.) on a pane and then just worry about the
programming part to handle or react to the events generated by the
widgets! I hate to say, but something like VB.
I actually thought that Monkeybars was the answer to my prayers, but I
guess I did not prayed loud enough or perhaps I need to offer
sacrifices to the GUI Toolkits gods. The point is that Monkeybars was
so involved that I went through the tutorial once or twice and then
The WX people are nice enough to offer help. But I don’t want to
impose on anyone. To compound my problem I find most tutorials
outdated and many times not explicit enough for beginners.
I also, naively, thought that since IronRuby was from MS, perhaps they
would have a nice drag&drop GUI design IDE.
If anyone knows an IDE where I can use drag&drop to create GUI appls
in Ruby/Jruby/IronRuby/AnyRuby, please let me know. I am willing to
purchase a commercial package, if available.
Thank you for reaching this part of my note, unless you jumped around,
which is OK also!