Richard Lyman wrote:
>
> On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 14:07:19 +0900, Curt Hibbs <curt / hibbs.com> wrote:
> > Eric Hodel wrote:
> > >
> > > Seattle.rb will be hosting a RubyGems cleanup and enhancement
> codefest!
> > >
> > > We would like to solicit your ideas on what you want to see cleaned up
> > > or enhanced in RubyGems.
> >
> > This is probably not feasible, but I'll throw it out there anyway -- I'd
> > like to see a GUI front-end to RubyGems... a RubyGems browser
> of sorts. Rich
> > Kilmer started on one, but I don't think it got finished (if it
> did, I would
> > already have it in the One-Click Ruby Installer).
> >
> > Curt
> >
>
> Yeah - I made a quick-n-dirty mockup that I gave Rich Kilmer and fully
> expected pretty much everything to be redone, but I haven't seen
> anything yet. For that matter, I haven't heard too much from him on
> this list recently... being busy can be good though...
>
> I really feel that until we have a _simple to use_ GUI (something like
> synaptic), no method of 'making packages available' is going to appeal
> to the general populous (sp?) until then... anyway...

I completely agree. That's why I'm *very* interested in getting a GUI
front-end to RubyGems into the One-Click installer, and on Windows and the
upcoming installer for OSX.

> I have no idea where my little mockup went, but it only took an hour
> or so to do, so if someone wanted to, it wouldn't take them long to do
> their own over again.

Did you use FXRiuby? Anyway, I knew it was a long shot, but it would be
great if they decided to pick this up.

Curt