wxruby2-preview 0.0.38 is now available as source and binary gems for Windows, Linux and OS X from:

https://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=35&release_id=8430

There's also a recent new release of wxSugar, as a ruby gem or tarball:

https://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=35&release_id=8265

== WHAT IS wxRuby?

wxRuby is a comprehensive ruby port of the wxWidgets GUI library. It provides a great range of native GUI widgets on Windows, Linux/GTK and OS X; you write GUI code once and give users the look, feel and behaviour they expect from desktop applications on their platform.

wxSugar weds the features of wxRuby to Ruby's expressive syntax; it aims to provide a clearer, more natural and often more concise means of writing GUI code.

== WHAT'S NEW 

The major feature additions since our last announcement here:

* The complete Printing framework
* HtmlWindow and HtmlEasyPrinting, plus related classes
* HelpController and HtmlHelpController for displaying online help
* Enhanced internationalisation support, including the Locale class
* Sundry new classes: DragImage, TaskBarIcon, WindowDestroyEvent and others
* Fixed the useful item_data family of functions
* Many fixes and addditional method within existing classes
* New and updated docs and samples http://wxruby.rubyforge.org

(Plus all the good stuff that's new about wxruby2 - UTF8, better looks on OS X and Linux, downloadable docs, thorough API coverage within classes etc...)

== TODO

We've fixed lots of bugs, but this is still a preview/alpha release, and not really suitable for production use. We hope to have a beta/release candidate within the next one or two cycles. Major tasks outstanding:

- Fix remaining GC crashers
- Fix a few platform bugs with certain classes
- Add the Clipboard and Drag and Drop classes
- Tidy and finish updating the documentation and samples
- Any other important GUI classes or methods we've missed
- Make a nicer logo and website

We very much welcome help - reporting bugs, noting or fixing errors in docs or samples. The tracker page for the project is at: https://rubyforge.org/tracker/?group_id=35

== THANKS

Many thanks to all the contributors, builders and testers who made this release happen.

== FURTHER INFORMATION

* Project wiki:
    http://wxruby.org/
* FAQs
    http://wxruby.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl?WxRubyFAQs
* Rubyforge homepage:
    http://rubyforge.org/projects/wxruby
* Ruby API documentation
    http://wxruby.rubyforge.org/doc/
* Friendly general mailing list:
    http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/wxruby-users