Well, the little get-together we talked about
is happening in a matter of days now (Aug 16-18).
A small handful of people will meet in Austin
Texas for the purpose of churning out some
Ruby code – hopefully useful stuff.
The idea is to contribute something non-trivial
to the community that a small group can do (or
make a good start on) in relatively few man-hours.
As we haven’t finalized what we’ll work on, we’re
still open to any suggestions.
So please: Bring them on.
Below is a quote from David Black’s last email to
the group on the subject.
I’ve been scouring CPAN looking for ideas for things that we might
focus on that Ruby (I think) doesn’t have. Note that CPAN is just a
source of ideas; anything we write in Ruby does not have to duplicate
a CPAN module.
Here’s my little list of ideas:
getopt with hash
something PDF or RTF related
PayPal module (Hal’s idea – there’s at least one similar
thing on CPAN
Parse-RecDescent (too ambitious, but would be great)
text wrapping and formatting stuff:
Text::Autoformat (smart formatting, URLs etc.)
CamelCase cleanser (would cause grumbling
scanf (is this superseded by scan, etc.?)
playing card utility modules
RAA views (by age, by author, etc.)
(I know this might be obsoleted soon, but still it might
be easy enough to do quickly)