On 4/24/06, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood / gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/24/06, Robert Feldt <robert.feldt / gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Comments? Good? Bad? Worth the effort? What about moving FreeRIDE onto
> > something like Inertia? Much more freedom in what can be
> > visualized/done since there is no GUI framework restricting us...
>
> I've had thoughts that SDL could be used for a "native" Ruby GUI, and
> this just proves that it is entirely possible, if not a good idea.
> Certainly within the context of a self-contained "Squeak-like"
> programming environment, it makes sense. Adding OpenGL into the mix
> just sweetens the pot.
>
> It would be nice if we could build off of Mike's work on Intertia, but
> if that isn't possible, we at least have his work as a
> proof-of-concept, and 1500 lines of Ruby code isn't too bad for what
> Inertia can do.
>
> Much like Guido's plea in the Python community, we probably just need
> someone to spearhead this effort. Has anyone contacted Mike about
> this? Mike are you listening?
>
I'm not the guy to lead this since I have my hands full but I have a
pre-release of Inertia (now circa 2500 lines including an editor and
quite a few widgets) so I definetely think Mike intend to release this
publically at some point. So planning now is a good idea, imho.

Regards,

Robert