Hmm. I would think your options might be more restricted to proprietary
software tools provided by the gaming console manufacturers. Otherwise
your work would be more of a modded deal that wouldn't be as easy to
distribute commercially (if that's your ultimate goal).

I am not an authority on console game programming by any stretch, but I
am not sure if Ruby would be a viable option in this area. Ruby doesn't
have many up-to-date implementations for PDA's and Smartphone, let
alone a game console. Maybe there's projects out there I am not aware
of perhaps...

Chanon Sajjamanochai wrote:
> Yes, Nintendo DS and other game consoles could be future targets.
>
> The thing is, to invest in a technology (including training employees to
> learn it, developing libraries and tools for it) I'd like to be assured that
> it will be a future proof decision.
>
> Thank you!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "gregarican" <greg.kujawa / gmail.com>
> Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
> To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 9:45 PM
> Subject: Re: Lightweight Ruby?
>
>
> > What do you mean by lightweight? Ruby certainly seems to be portable,
> > in that it can be implemented on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, BSD, BeOS,
> > OS/2, Solaris, AIX, etc. Are you looking to implement Ruby on an
> > embedded device like a PDA, Smartphone, game console, etc.?
> >
> > Chanon Sajjamanochai wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I was the one who started the "Using Ruby in a commercial application?"
> >> thread.
> >> Thanks for all the replies!
> >>
> >> After some more consideration on using Ruby embedded in C++ for games, it
> >> started to become clear that the main reason that I wouldn't want to use
> >> it
> >> yet is because of portability and lightweightness.
> >>
> >> Lua which is more widely used in games is a lot more lightweight and
> >> portable.
> >>
> >> The main reason this is important to me is that porting games to
> >> different
> >> platforms might be a problem if the scripting language used isn't
> >> portable
> >> to other platforms.
> >>
> >> But I really like the Ruby language/syntax .. I just wish there was a
> >> more
> >> lightweight version of it that is more portable. Heavy features such as
> >> threads wouldn't be required so that it could be more lightweight.
> >>
> >> Anyways, I searched the archives and found a few people saying they were
> >> working on something like this. Also there is something called "minruby"
> >> which doesn't have any documentation.
> >>
> >> Anyone know of any information about a lightweight Ruby project or is
> >> working on one?
> >>
> >> Thank you!,
> >> Chanon
> >
> >
> >