Ruby Weekly News: 06/24/2002
A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
this week by Holden Glova.
Ruby Password 0.1.0
Ian Macdonald has announced a release of Ruby/Password.
Ruby/Password is a set of useful methods for creating,
verifying and manipulating passwords. It includes an interface
to CrackLib, a library commonly used for checking password
strength. Get Ruby Password().
Lyle Johnson has announced a new release of the popular FXRuby.
FXRuby is a set of Ruby bindings for the FOX GUI toolkit. Get
New Ruby.vim maintainer
Doug Kearns has announced his intentions to take over the
active maintenance of the ruby.vim syntax file for the popular
ViM editor. If you are a ViM user, keep your ruby.vim()
Massimilano Mirra has announced a pre-release to test the
ability to deal with precompiled binary packages. Rpkg is a
system to manage Ruby packages on your system including
dependency management. Get Rpkg().
Massimiliano Mirra let us know what is currently in the
rapt/rpkg package repository. Most of the packages are pure
Ruby with experimental binaries have recently been made
available for testing purposes.
REXML in C?
A thread was started discussing the possibilities of REXML
written in C. Some people claimed it would be a good thing,
while others didn’t really see a need. The rather long thread
brought about some interesting perspectives on XML processing.
Inside Ruby IO
Yet again, a thread about the speed of Ruby IO resurfaced. Some
initial benchmarks where presented which where later revisited
with a more accurate comparison(). This discussion moved
towards the topic of how Ruby IO is handled internally and the
difficulties on making it fast and platform independent.