wxRuby 2.0.x on OS X

Hi

I’m currently working through some of the bugs on the wxRuby tracker
with a view to releasing an updated stable version of wxRuby 2.0.

As Mac users will know, Apple’s move to 10.6 has created problems for
wxRuby (as for other wx bindings). I’ve resolved some issues, but not
others, and we will likely have to change the versions/platforms
supported on OS X. I’d like any views on how undesirable the following
would be:

  • dropping support for OS X 10.4
  • dropping support for OS X 10.5
  • dropping support for PPC (wxRuby 2.0 will become i386 only - 64-bit
    cannot be made to work)

My preference is to support 10.5+ on i386, but would like to hear
(either on-list or privately) if that is likely to bother a lot of
people…

alex

Hi

Given how Apple treats 10.5 (no Apple Store, last OSX to support PPC)
I’d vote for not supporting it - Lion is coming and it will make 10.5
even more irrelevant.

Just my 2 cents.

Łukasz

Yup, good question.

I’d advocate to scratch 10.4 and PPC. That’s clearly out of sight now.
10.5 could be debated but if the alternative is a more issue free wxruby
on 10.6 (and later, 10.7): scratch leopard.

my 2c,
T

On 31/08/11 12:54, Grigory P. wrote:

Any news on full support for OSX 10.6 and 10.7? “sudo gem install
wxruby” is still installing 32-bit gem on both Snow Leopard and Lion and
this is not very good for end-users

The situation’s roughly this:

  • wxRuby 2.0 targets wxWidgets 2.8
  • wxWidgets 2.8 uses Carbon on OS X
  • OS X 10.6 and 10.7 are 64-bit based and Carbon is only 32-bit
  • wxWidget 3.0 will use Cocoa and 64-bit

What would need to happen to improve support is for a next version of
wxRuby (3.0?) to move to target wxWidgets 3.0, for which there is
currently a pre-release version (2.9.2). But this is more work that
anyone has taken on so far.

It seems that wxRuby is the only
Ruby GUI available for OSX right now (no qtruby4 gem for OSX, ruby-gtk
gem will not event compile on 10.6+, Tk is not included and very hard to
install).

Blame Apple :wink: How about MacRuby?

alex

Hello.

Any news on full support for OSX 10.6 and 10.7? “sudo gem install
wxruby” is still installing 32-bit gem on both Snow Leopard and Lion and
this is not very good for end-users :(. It seems that wxRuby is the only
Ruby GUI available for OSX right now (no qtruby4 gem for OSX, ruby-gtk
gem will not event compile on 10.6+, Tk is not included and very hard to
install).

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