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* William (Guest)
on 2009-03-24 12:17
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Hi all...

I've been busy on my researches, and have some time to connect back with
Og/Nitro gang.  Actually I'd like a nice mature, non-rails ruby bases
deployment system to generate interest in FOSS development in my local
(geographical) area.

There is no reason to not do Rails, it is a career move for some people
think.  I tend to thin the Nitro way is 'better'.  I also think that
mono-culture is a poor substitute for thinking.  To mis-use Tolkein,
can NOT be only one framework to rule them all".  For me.

I would like some example URI-s for Nitro powered and Nitro derived web
sites that you Know or Own?

Thanks for you help, in advance.

Dan N. (Guest)
on 2009-03-24 20:33
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Hi William.

The Nitro world has gone quiet. George stopped actively developing it
the Og ORM was spun off into its own project.

Take a look at ramaze <> for a non-rails web stack
with a
very similar feel to nitro. It plays nice with about every view/template
technology and ORM you can think of  - including the sucky ActiveRecord
the lovely Og - and you can be up and running as quick as you can type:

require 'ramaze'

class MainController < Ramaze::Controller
  def index


With nary a database configuration in sight.


2009/3/24 * William <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
George M. (Guest)
on 2009-03-24 21:45
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Indeed, I am not working on the public Ruby version of Nitro any more
(although I am maintaining a heavily customized version used on

However, I am working on a JavaScript version of Nitro:

It's at the very early stages (ie it is expected to change a lot) and
philosophy is quite different than the old Ruby version.

If you liked the old version you should indeed check out Ramaze.

* William (Guest)
on 2009-03-25 15:16
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Thanks Dan / George.

I got into the new OgDen project but there is a problem with some new
facets, I think.  I will definitely have a look at
my 'thing' of course is organisational ecology; I'm thinking that a
Ruby community needs 3 or 4 examples of a "web framework"-s.

I am interested to know if there are Nitro powered web sites still.

As an aside, I recommend the March-2008

   - *The Power of Java and
   * ( * * * * _ )

In there, they have substituted ActiveRecord with scalable hibernate
(and it
is faster than Ruby 1.9)

Also for those not looking, NetBeans lets you configure a project to
-->  Ruby 1.9, Ruby 1.9, JRuby and Groovy from the same nice IDE.  I'm
to say I find Eclipse dysfunctional now (netbeans doesn't do Git yet).

I don't mention this much; this is a good time to comment.  I'm into
knowledge management and sensemaking (some overlap with semantic
computation).  The nice people on the
have instanced
the script language.

That's just "news" for the gang.  Often as not, I'm last to know such
things. :-)


2009/3/25 George M. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
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