Wxruby Homepage Hijacked


#1

Hi,

It seems like the wxruby homepage has been replaced by a mortgage
broker. I do need to refinance, but I was more interested in some
documentation on wxruby. Is this a sign that the project is fading
into oblivion? If so, I would really like to know what new
cross-platform library people are using for developing ruby desktop
applications.

Josh


#2

Hi

It seems like the wxruby homepage has been replaced by a mortgage broker.
I do need to refinance, but I was more interested in some documentation on
wxruby.

Try the wxRuby page: http://wxruby.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl This
comes up
first on search engines.

Someone registered the domain years ago, then it lapsed and got bought
up.
It doesn’t seem to me a big enough problem to spend time or money on it.

Is this a sign that the project is fading into oblivion? If so, I would
really like to know what new cross-platform library people are using for
developing ruby desktop applications.

Fading into oblivion? Not much active development and some bugs &
problems
with newer platforms - but - a pretty complete and stable port of one of
the
most capable cross-platform GUI toolkits. You take your pick.

I’m not aware of any exciting developments in the GUI libraries for Ruby
in
the past few years, but I don’t follow it that closely these days.

Cheers
alex


#3

Ok. Thanks. The “Homepage” link from rubygems.org takes me to the
“non” wxruby website. I’ve been using wxruby some and I like it, but
I just want to make sure that I’m not investing a lot of time into a
platform that isn’t going to last.


#4

OK - thanks for the heads-up. We should correct that link. I’ll have to
figure out where it comes from.

alex

-----Original Message-----
From: removed_email_address@domain.invalid [mailto:wxruby-users-
removed_email_address@domain.invalid] On Behalf Of Joshua Shapiro
Sent: 12 June 2012 15:05
To: General discussion of wxRuby
Subject: Re: [wxruby-users] Wxruby Homepage Hijacked

Ok. Thanks. The “Homepage” link from rubygems.org takes me to the “non”
wxruby website. I’ve been using wxruby some and I like it, but I just
want to
make sure that I’m not investing a lot of time into a platform that isn’t
going

documentation on wxruby.
using for developing ruby desktop applications.

Fading into oblivion? Not much active development and some bugs &
problems with newer platforms - but - a pretty complete and stable
port of one of the most capable cross-platform GUI toolkits. You take
your
pick.

I’m not aware of any exciting developments in the GUI libraries for
Ruby in the past few years, but I don’t follow it that closely these
days.


#5

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Am 12.06.2012 16:06, schrieb Alex F.:

OK - thanks for the heads-up. We should correct that link. I’ll
have to figure out where it comes from.

RubyGems.org takes this link directly from the Gemspec.

alex

Vale,
Marvin
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#6

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Am 12.06.2012 15:03, schrieb Joshua Shapiro:

Hi,

It seems like the wxruby homepage has been replaced by a mortgage
broker. I do need to refinance, but I was more interested in some
documentation on wxruby. Is this a sign that the project is
fading into oblivion? If so, I would really like to know what new
cross-platform library people are using for developing ruby
desktop applications.

The project is not developed that active as it used to be, yes. Some
time ago someone came around here who wanted to start developing
again, but he disappeared quite quickly. Beside that, a friend of mine
started a completely new project at https://github.com/Hanmac/rwx ,
but it’s in a very young phase of development, doesn’t work with
wxWidgets 2.8 (requires 2.9+) and does neither have the current user
base nor the documentation wxRuby has. And currently it’s by no means
intended to be used by someone who doesn’t want to contribute.
However, wxRuby works; mostly, at least. There’s a problem with a
certain version of pixman (I can’t remember which one) and
multi-threading won’t work, but other than that, wxRuby is still quite
usable. I still use it for my everyday GUI stuff.

Josh

Vale,
Marvin
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