A Windows Ruby IDE


(Friedrich Dominicus) #1

Dear ruby lovers, we (the Q Software Solutions GmbH) have worked on a
Ruby IDE for Windows OSes for some time now. It will be a reasonable
priced IDE with a
working Resource Editor. We’ll publish it in different steps.

  • first it will be a base IDE whitout the Resource Editor (Editor,
    Debugger-Frontend, Ruby interaction facilities
  • browser (Modules, Classes, Functions etc.
  • with the resource editor it will be possible to “lay-out” GUI
    graphically; the framework of the applications and the callback code
    will be generated and you will be able to jumb from the graphical view
    ot the edit view and back.

Now we are a bit unsure about the browser facilities. We checked out
diverse Smalltalk implementations and other browsers. We wonder if you
would find it useful to have a “file-view”. E.g if you have this

class Foo
include “whatever”

it might look like

  • Foo
    – depends on “whatever”

Another question is would you prefer a Tree-view layout or a more
"traditional" Smalltalk layout?

Regards
Friedrich


(Laurent Julliard) #2

just my 2 cents:

Dear ruby lovers, we (the Q Software Solutions GmbH) have worked on a
Ruby IDE for Windows OSes for some time now. It will be a reasonable
priced IDE with a
working Resource Editor.

this is nice to hear :slight_smile:

We’ll publish it in different steps.

  • first it will be a base IDE whitout the Resource Editor (Editor,
    Debugger-Frontend, Ruby interaction facilities
  • browser (Modules, Classes, Functions etc.
  • with the resource editor it will be possible to “lay-out” GUI
    graphically; the framework of the applications and the callback code
    will be generated and you will be able to jumb from the graphical view
    ot the edit view and back.

I wonder how you do this: a win32ui or vruby or whatever?

Now we are a bit unsure about the browser facilities. We checked out
diverse Smalltalk implementations and other browsers. We wonder if you
would find it useful to have a “file-view”. E.g if you have this

I’d say yes

Another question is would you prefer a Tree-view layout or a more
"traditional" Smalltalk layout?

tree view.

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il Wed, 18 Feb 2004 17:42:11 +0100, Friedrich Dominicus frido@q-software-solutions.com ha scritto::


(Laurent Julliard) #3

prolly because I don’t have a ST background :slight_smile:
I mean, I find more natural to look at a tree view, that clearly
mimics my idea of the code (gerarchical) , just like someonw that
started programming in lisp finds more natural to use map() over for.
BTW, I’d second the idea to build something like the VisualWorks
system browser, that can swicth beetween the two.

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il Thu, 19 Feb 2004 09:29:20 +0100, Friedrich Dominicus frido@q-software-solutions.com ha scritto::

tree view.

Interesting, any reasons you like to share?