I heard that Apple will ship Mac OS X Jaguar with Ruby.
I heard that it was going to be in the server version. This is the first
I’ve heard about the desktop version.
Are there any plans for making this a well-rounded and integrated package?
Apple is still making the videos available only to paying ADC members. I’d
like to hear from anyone who has seen them
I just thought that it might be good if Mac users from the Ruby
community would offer to give them advice on what to package with it
etc, so that people new to Ruby will find the right libs, and to improve
platform independence of Ruby programs (perhaps it should have a
similiar list as the PragProg installer).
I have very mixed feelings about the platform independence thing. The
positive aspects of platform independence are obvious. But I can’t help
feeling that Ruby won’t penetrate very far in the mac market until it’s a
macro language as well as a scripting language. Right now it leaves way to
much on the table. RubyAEOSA is a good start but it doesn’t really compare
with what’s available in Python, Perl and AppleScript. And that’s really sad
because syntactically and semantically Ruby is a nearly perfect macro
I also think that it would be awesome if Apple worked on native GUI
toolkit for Ruby. (no AppleScript required)
You lost me a bit there. What’s missing from the C binding to Cocoa or even
There is, nevertheless, a certain respect and a general duty of humanity
that ties us, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to
trees and plants. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)