"Pe?a, Botp" wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> anyone knows a ruby gui ide like gambas (http://gambas.sourceforge.net/) ?
> It was demonstrated by my peers here and i was impressed. We may abandon
> vbasic/vstudio for this..  but i was hoping we abandon basic totally :(
I've been trying to get both gambas-1.0.9 and gambas2-1.9.13 working today,
but I've had no luck with either. So I've only seen screenshots of it. I
was keen to look for inspiration as I think ruby certainly needs a really
friendly RAD environment for developing GUI apps.

I assume you mean an IDE which has an integrated UI designer and debugger.
The forthcoming release of Eric3 3.8.x will support Qt Designer in ruby
projects and automatically compile the .ui files to ruby with the QtRuby
rbuic tool. Some bugs with the debugger in the 3.7.x version have been
fixed, and it will work with debugging QtRuby/Korundum programs. KDevelop
from version 3.2.x onwards also has integrated Qt Designer support, and a
debugger. But KDevelop is a full blown language independent IDE which
happens to support ruby, so it might be a bit over-complicated compared
with a Basic VB-like environment.

There is a tool called Glade for designing GTK based UIs, but I don't think
there is an IDE for ruby that integrates it yet.

-- Richard