Randy Lawrence wrote:

> Have any of you tried more than one GUI toolkit with Ruby?  If so, 
> which do you prefer?

Sorta.  Before moving to FXRuby, I did quite a bit of work with Pygtk.  
I've looked a little at Ruby-Gtk2 and it looks good, but, right now I 
prefer FXRuby/Fox.  Here's why:

1.  Small footprint.  Using UPX, exerb, and Ezexrb, I can take a medium 
sized FXRuby gui app and create a stand-alone executable that is less 
than 2mb.

2.  FXRuby is relatively straight-forward to code.  Once you figure out 
a few basic things, you can pretty much figure out the whole library.  
(This can also be said of Ruby-gtk).

3.  I do a lot of database gui programming, so I make heavy use of 
"listview" widgets.  I liked the old CList widget in gtk, but that has 
been replaced in gtk2 by the liststore/treeview widget.  This widget 
looks promising, but, so far for me, it is much slower than the old 
CList widget.  FXRuby, on the other hand, has a FXTable widget that is 
very programmable and is super fast.

4.  Fox/FXRuby is a good gui library that is getting better all the 
time.  Jeroen is constantly improving Fox and Lyle is very good at 
keeping FXRuby in line with the newest Fox releases.

Jamey

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