New Poll


(Dave Thomas) #1

I’ve been lazy/busy, so the last poll got to run for a fair while. The
results were still interesting:

    In terms of platforms, I'd most like to see effort put in to
    Ruby on:

         Windows 30.57%  (464)
             BSD 21.41%  (325)
        Mac OS X 24.97%  (379)
       Mac other  0.79%  (12)
         Solaris  3.16%  (48)
          Win CE  3.03%  (46)
         Palm OS  9.29%  (141)
  Other handheld  2.31%  (35)
Embedded devices  4.48%  (68)

    Total votes: 1518

So, Windows is still top of the pile of woe, but it’s interesting to
see OS X and BSD climbing up there (particularly BSD, as I personally
didn’t know of many issues there).

Anyway, if folks with Windows and BSD/OS X skills are looking to make
a lot of friends, there are projects waiting for you here… :slight_smile:

The new poll is on block parameters and block-locals.

Cheers

Dave


(Tobi Reif) #2

Dave Thomas wrote:

The new poll is on block parameters and block-locals.

Suggestions for future polls:

  • favourite (Ruby) editor / IDE

  • favourite Ruby lib (written in Ruby)

  • favourite Linux distro
    [OT, I know, but I would find it interesting to know what
    Rubyists prefer]

  • favourite future poll

All with a field to fill in the choice if not present as option.

Tobi

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(Ollivier Robert) #3

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Dave Thomas Dave@PragmaticProgrammer.com wrote:

    In terms of platforms, I'd most like to see effort put in to
    Ruby on:

So, Windows is still top of the pile of woe, but it’s interesting to
see OS X and BSD climbing up there (particularly BSD, as I personally
didn’t know of many issues there).

Ruby works fine on BSD systems AFAIK and has for a long time. Akinori-san
is a FreeBSD committer too and he has developped a set of programs to
manage FreeBSD’s packages in Ruby. Works really fine.

As for MacOS X, the next version (10.2 aka Jaguar) will ship with
Ruby… :slight_smile:

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(Albert) #4
I wonder just what such a poll means, assuming that everyone just voted for their favorite platform OR they voted for the platform of their current project. Also, since Linux was not an option, only users of the above platforms voted. Most likely there were as many reasons as there were voters.
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On Tuesday 11 June 2002 10:36 pm, Dave Thomas wrote:

I’ve been lazy/busy, so the last poll got to run for a fair while. The
results were still interesting:

    In terms of platforms, I'd most like to see effort put in to
    Ruby on:

         Windows 30.57%  (464)
             BSD 21.41%  (325)
        Mac OS X 24.97%  (379)
       Mac other  0.79%  (12)
         Solaris  3.16%  (48)
          Win CE  3.03%  (46)
         Palm OS  9.29%  (141)
  Other handheld  2.31%  (35)
Embedded devices  4.48%  (68)

    Total votes: 1518

(Dave Thomas) #5

Albert Wagner alwagner@tcac.net writes:

I wonder just what such a poll means, assuming that everyone just
voted for their favorite platform OR they voted for the platform of
their current project. Also, since Linux was not an option, only
users of the above platforms voted. Most likely there were as many
reasons as there were voters.

Most likely… :slight_smile:

Linux wasn’t there as it’s the baseline. As to the rest… well, it’s
just a bit of fun, eh?