snacktime wrote:
> On 7/15/07, Michael Reiland <mreiland1978 / yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I'm contemplating writing an application in Ruby but in order to do so I
>> have some requirements that I hope everyone can help me out with.
>>
>> This is for a primarily windows application, however I'd like to keep
>> the door open for Mac/Linux.
>>
>>
>> 1. GUI - Native Look and Feel.  According to wxRuby the bindings aren't
>> mature enough for production use.  Does anyone have any experience with
>> this and/or can you offer alternatives that provide a native look and
>> feel (I
>>
> wxruby is the best that I'm aware of,  and I wouldn't even think of
> creating a production windows gui with it.
> 
>> 2. Databases - contemplating using ActiveRecord, but I would like to use
>> ODBC to support multiple types of DB's in a uniform way (if you know of
>> alternatives to ODBC or ActiveRecord, please let me know).
> 
> Not sure what you mean by uniform.  Activerecord is pretty uniform
> from the perspective of how you use it regardless of the database.
> There is also ruby-dbi, similar to the perl dbi.
> 
>>
>> 3. Binary - Are there any utilities for compiling Ruby into a binary
>> executable?
> 
> No.
> 
> 
> You might take a look at Jruby.
> 
> Chris
> 
> 

Yeah ... jRuby has a cross-platform GUI and all the database stuff. I
don't particularly like the typical Java GUI look and feel, but that's
just my personal taste.