> I think the standard GUI for Ruby should have the following characteristics
>
> - portable between Unix (include Linux and Mac OS X) and Windows
> - a rich widget library including suport for Internatiolization
> - not to much extra stuff  like socket classes, threads
>    (Ruby already supports this)
> - Fast (if it is as slowly as Swing in Linux it will not be used very much
> - open source (this is in my opinion a must - I would never use it if it
>    would be closed source)
>
> maybe the upcoming Gtk 2.0 would be worth considering because AFAIK it
> supports all the stuff I mentioned above.
>
> just my thoughts
>
> markus
I do agree on each point. 
Is this the right place for a vote on this issue? Just to know what the folks
want?

cix