I'll be starting work on the XPCOM port shortly, with assistance from Mark
Hammond, who wrote the Python XPCOM bindings.

Hope that helps,

Bryn

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	markus jais [SMTP:mjais / web.de]
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 14, 2001 11:47 AM
> To:	ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org; ruby-talk / netlab.co.jp
> Subject:	[ruby-talk:10859] component architecture for Ruby?
> 
> hello,
> 
> just a few thoughts.
> Today I received the current issue of "Linux Magazine"
> There is an article about .NET from Microsoft.
> 
> The author tells, the component based software construction will 
> be very important.
> On Linux, there is Java with JavaBeans which is controlled by Sun.
> 
> And there are two open source efforts the author mentions, namely Bonobo 
> (from Gnome) and XPCOM (from Mozilla)
> 
> I thinks the author ist right, when he claims, that component based
> software
> development will be important, especially for big programms.
> And because I think, Ruby is well suited for bis programms,
> I was wandering, if there are any stable ports of Bonobo or XPCOM for
> Ruby.??
> 
> I think, that Ruby has the potential to became very important, maybe the
> Perl
> of the new century. but for this, I think a good component model would
> be very useful.
> 
> best regards
> 
> Markus Jais