Meinrad Recheis wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Tom Cloyd <tomcloyd / comcast.net> wrote:
>
>   
>> This project - "a GUI creator and code generator for FXRuby" - looks
>> promising, but...
>> * no posts to this list re foxGUIb since 09.12.2006
>> * forum (
>> http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/fox-tool-users/2006-September/date.html)
>> has had no posts since same month.
>> * downloads page has had no updates since June 2006.
>>
>> Is it dead?
>>     
>
>
> I would not say so. There has just not been a good reason to release another
> version.
> If you like to send in patches I will create a new release.
>
>
>   
>> It sure is for me, since I can't get the install to launch. This is
>> supposed to be a fully self-contained package (with it's own ruby). It comes
>> with two directories -
>> * libGUIb - The instructions say to install this first - has ruby, etc. No
>> way of offered to skip this step, so I didn't:
>>
>> $ sudo ruby install.rb
>> [sudo] password for tom:
>> parsearg_config
>> install.rb: entering config phase...
>> ---> lib
>> <--- lib
>> install.rb: config done.
>> parsearg_setup
>> install.rb: entering setup phase...
>> ---> lib
>> <--- lib
>> install.rb: setup done.
>> parsearg_install
>> parsearg_install!!! ARGV:
>> install.rb: entering install phase...
>> ---> lib
>> mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
>> install libGUIb14.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
>> install libGUIb16.rb /usr/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/
>> <--- lib
>> install.rb: install done.
>>
>> * foxGUIb - regarding this directory, the instructions say simply "install
>> foxGUIb: you can copy foxGUIb's directory where ever you want to." I read
>> everything I could find, to shed light on what this second "install" is
>> supposed to be. Couldn't find a clarification. In the root of this dir there
>> is one, only, *.rb fle - foxGUIb.rb, so...
>>
>> $ ruby foxGUIb.rb
>> please install libGUIb!!
>> no such file to load -- fox16
>>
>> Very confusing. I just installed libGUIb.
>>     
>
>
> it seems that fxruby 1.6 is probably not installed.
> -- henon
>
>   
Henon,

Thank you. I'm happy to hear that (as I suspected!) the problem is my 
ignorance. I can fix that - I'm really not capable of offering patches, 
sadly. However, that there's been no need to offer a new version, in two 
years, seems to me to be a testament to the quality and utility of the 
programming already done. Really good news!

As for fxruby...yes, that's not installed. I didn't read anywhere that 
it needed to be. I know that these things are obvious to other people, 
or to some other people, but my limited time to work with ruby means my 
depth of knowledge is always thin. A large handicap, at times. Often, in 
fact. Because of this, I'm very grateful for this list.

So...I will work on installing fxruby (which has been a problem for me), 
then return to foxGUIb. Thanks so much for your reply.

Tom

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