Roeland Moors wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 04:50:56AM +0900, "Luis G. G?mez" wrote:
> 
>>Hello all,
>>
>>It's my first time posting to this ML so this may be out of place...
>>
>>I'm working on an idea for an application that, if conceived, would be 
>>distributed as part of a system composed of a server and x number of 
>>terminals. This server would be dedicated to serving an application in 
>>the form of a GUI  that I'd like to develop using Ruby exclusively.
>>
>>The server would be Linux but the terminals are likely to be running 
>>windows (although it'd be great if the terminal's platform became 
>>irrelevant).
>>
>>Now, the idea is to have users (terminals) be recognized by the server 
>>so that the application can be run from it. That way additional 
>>terminals could be added to the LAN that would automatically "see" th 
>>application. I'd like to be able to avoid installing anything on the 
>>terminal (except maybe a shortcut or something similar). The user would 
>>then doubble click the apps shortcut and launch the application from the 
>>server. The application will, among other, allow for the manipulation of 
>>images and documents being served by the app server. Nothing is stored 
>>locally.
>>
> 
> Maybe you can just create a web application? Then all you need is
> a browser. 
> 
> 
>>My question is kind of broad. I'd like to know if anyone has worked on 
>>similar distributed apps or if there are resources available online that 
>>could guide me in the "right" direction. I've never done distributed 
>>GUIs and don't even know if it's possible at this point using Ruby. 
>>Also, I'm not clear about Ruby's image manipulation capabilities.
>>
> 
> 
> http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/
> 
But rmagick #display does NOT work under windows as well as linux. We 
have discussion about it a while ago.