wxRuby and wxGlade?


#1

Hello:

Finally I understood the concept of what wxWidgets is, I thought it was
an IDE I didn’t understood the concept of libraries and that stuff, but
now I have it clear… I think, je je je.

I’m using OSX 10.4.9(PPC), I already installed wxWidgets, wxRuby and
wxPython, everything is working smothly.

NOW, I would like to able to create graphical interfaces in a more
“visual way”(event driven) than what wxRuby allows. I downloaded
wxPython so I can use wxGlade because I read somewhere that I still
could use ruby scripts even in wxGlade, is that so? can anyone
illustrate a little more about it? (please in simple language, until
last week computers where a magical box for me, je je je)

Are there any tutorials somewhere to learn more about wxRuby and
wxGlade?


#2

On May 8, 3:08 am, Guaton C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
[…]

NOW, I would like to able to create graphical interfaces in a more
“visual way”(event driven) than what wxRuby allows. I downloaded
wxPython so I can use wxGlade because I read somewhere that I still
could use ruby scripts even in wxGlade, is that so? can anyone
illustrate a little more about it? (please in simple language, until
last week computers where a magical box for me, je je je)

wxGlade lets you build an interface graphically and then you use that
visually-defined interface to generate the equivalent program
generating the same interface.

So, one general usage is: launch wxGlade, create your application’s
layout by installing widgets in the windows/frames/panels, generate
the ruby/python/whatever code, call that code from within your main
program (preferably in another file) which handles the logic of your
application.

Are there any tutorials somewhere to learn more about wxRuby and
wxGlade?

The examples given in the wx demo are certainly a very good source to
read inspect and imitate.

Daniel.


#3

Thanks, I’ll give it a try!!!


#4

Hi all. I’m writing a Ruby program that requires a thesaurus to
expand a given term to a set that includes all its synonyms… anyone
know of a resource that I can have my program access?

Thanks!


#5

On Tue, 8 May 2007 17:08:02 +0900, Guaton C. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

NOW, I would like to able to create graphical interfaces in a more
“visual way”(event driven) than what wxRuby allows. I downloaded

XRCed (see http://xrced.sourceforge.net/) allows you to edit XRC files
and define GUIs. These files can then be loaded using wxRuby’s
XMLResource class (see
http://wxruby.rubyforge.org/doc/xmlresource.html).

I haven’t done it myself with wxRuby but I have used fairly
extensively it in wxPython.


#6

i have been trying to install Ruby-WordNet, to no avail … :frowning:

I am on a Mac, and I am pretty sure that bdb is already installed by
default on Tiger. I downloaded WordNet 3.0, and fed its ‘dict’
directory path to convertdb.rb, but I get an error:

Dan$ ruby convertdb.rb /usr/local/WordNet-3.0/dict
/Users/Dan/Desktop/Ruby-WordNet-0.02/lib/wordnet/lexicon.rb:32:in
require': no such file to load -- bdb (LoadError) from /Users/Dan/Desktop/Ruby-WordNet-0.02/lib/wordnet/ lexicon.rb:32 from /Users/Dan/Desktop/Ruby-WordNet-0.02/lib/wordnet.rb: 82:inrequire’
from /Users/Dan/Desktop/Ruby-WordNet-0.02/lib/wordnet.rb:82
from convertdb.rb:38:in `require’
from convertdb.rb:38

Any advice would be appreciated (especially a suggestion for a easier/
newer way to have my Ruby program retrieve word synonyms)

Best,
DAN


#7

On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 12:22:52PM +0900, blufur wrote:

Hi all. I’m writing a Ruby program that requires a thesaurus to
expand a given term to a set that includes all its synonyms… anyone
know of a resource that I can have my program access?

http://www.deveiate.org/projects/Ruby-WordNet/

marcel