Do it Dude!

Use the linux distribution from http://www.handhelds.org 
There is already a ruby interpreter that comes with it.

The key is writing the applications  ;-)

-Rich

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dave / thomases.com [mailto:dave / thomases.com]On Behalf Of Dave
> Thomas
> Sent: Friday, November 30, 2001 9:16 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: [ruby-talk:27066] Musing
> 
> 
> 
> Say a PDA such as this:
> 
>    http://www.sharpplace.com/product.asp?sku=1865193
> 
> came with Ruby, but not just as a standalone application.
> 
> Instead, that Ruby is used as the overall scripting language, much
> as VBA is on Windows boxes. The PIM, e-mail, browser all support Ruby,
> using a consistent object model.
> 
>   Inbox.add_observer(:mail_arriving) do
>     Display.popup "New mail"
>   end
> 
> or
> 
>   SMS.add_observer(:sms_msg) do |msg|
>     from = msg.sender
>     entry = Address.find(from)
>     if entry
>       Browser.new_frame(entry.homepage)
>       from = entry.first_name
>     end
>     Display.popup("SMS from #{from}")
>   end
> 
> Why use Java for scripting a device like this? Ruby seems far more
> natural. How would we make this happen?
> 
> 
> Dave
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