tsumeruby / tsumelabs.com wrote:
> On Monday 12 December 2005 08:29 pm, Christer Nilsson wrote:
> > Which GUI lib is the best and which is the most widely used ?
> > (Necessarily not the same :-) )
> > I'm using Win XP.
> >
> > I've tried wxRuby so far, but would like to get some overview what's
> > available before deciding where to put the efforts.
> >
> > I would prefer a good minimal OO API, with documentation.
> >
> > Christer
>
> Here are comparisons between available toolkits.
>
> --ruby-gtk2
> The most complete and stable toolkit you'll find with the better ruby bindings
> UTF8 support
> API finished
> very complete documentation
> works on windows, unix, and mac
> GUI designer available, Glade2 (link below shows link to glade for windows)
> http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?Install+Guide+for+Windows
>
> --qtruby
> works very well, stable API, complete..
> unfortunately qtruby/4 is not on windows yet.
> UTF8 support
> very complete documentation
> GUI designer available, qt designer
> Native widgets on each platform
> no windows install doc
>
> --wxruby2
> bindings not complete to ruby, missing classes and methods
> works if you want to use just the basic widgets
> UTF8 support however
> Native widgets on each platform
>
> --fxruby
> well.. :( Its a okay toolkit if you use what fxruby stable is
> lacks UTF8 support
> the API is not stable, things change often. not fxruby's fault, its a FOX
> toolkit development problem.
> draws its own widgets
> fox doesn't contain all the widgets other toolkits have like gtk
>
> --tk
> very complete, comlplete APIs, everything
> bindings are included with ruby, but I don't think the curt's ruby installer
> has the tk runtime.
>
>
> You might want to consider ruby-gtk2, its pretty straight forward and simple.
> qtruby/4 is almost there.
>
> Tsume

this guy likes gtk2 too (in French)
http://www.bawet.org/article.php3?id_article=60