Hello,

i'm happy to tell you that there is a new  0.6.0 release of the Arachno Ruby IDE
for Windows. Previous 0.5.X (with X > 6) releases were only unofficial interims 
releases  announced to some customers. A Linux version will follow at the end of week.

The installation file is available from  http://www.ruby-ide.com/ruby/download.php

The 0.6.0 release fixes about 5 different fatal bugs, and a very annoying
non fatal repaint bug that left large parts of a window empty when 
switching back to Arachno from another application (this seemd to happened only on
windows).

0.6.0 contains a Ruby Gem Browser and RDOC/RI integration. The later is displayed 
either via its own http server (started in the background by Arachno) or with the
Ruby Class Browser. 

The functionality is integrated as much as possible into the design of Arachno. 
For example whenever you add a RubyGem to your project the RDOC/RI data will 
also automatically added. It is also possible to manually start generation of 
these data by using the context menu in the filebrowser or with the dialog 
that comes up when you choose the "Tools > RDoc and RI > Manage Documentation Directories" 
menu item.

There are at least 3 key shortcuts worth learning:

a) Control-F1 puts up rdoc documentation for the current project 
   directory tree.
b) Control-Shift-F1 runs rdoc on the current project directory tree
   and so updates the database.
c) Control-P Control-D  is the shortcut for "pick documentation" and is
   a very convenient way to display documentation for a ruby method.


Unfortunately the implementation took longer then expected, as an attempt to 
port the TkHTML widget to FOX failed and the class browser documentation 
window had to be written from scratch. So i'm sorry for the long time without updates.

The next development iteration for version 0.7 will go into a revision of the editor 
and some fine tuning of the current functionality. Don't expect many new features in 
the next 2 month. This version will then also contain documentation, as many things 
are now stable enough. 

After this, for 0.8 a major enhancement to the debugger is planned. Special hacks 
for Rails/Webrick development will be added to the debugger and it will finally 
be possible to start an irb like shell from the debugger. This shell will also 
be available all the time during your development so that you can develop more 
interactively with Arachno Ruby. Planned release date for this is around christmas.

There will be some interims releases for customers and interested beta testers.
  

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 Best regards,                        emailto: scholz at scriptolutions dot com
 Lothar Scholz                        http://www.ruby-ide.com
 CTO Scriptolutions                   Ruby, PHP, Python IDE 's