Ruby Weekly News: 02/11/2002
   
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   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   Jelly (pre-alpha)
          Tobias Reif has started work on "Jelly" which is a Ruby program
          that generates libraries from XML Schemas. More info and a
          sampe are available at Jelly([1])
          
   Simple Interface Engine 1.11
          Peter Hickerman has developed an expert system shell with a TK
          front end. Currently SIE([2]) runs on Windows and Linux, REXML
          is required.
          
   Task Master 0.1.1
          Phil Tomson's latest release of Task Master([3]) is out.
          TaskMaster (formerly known as Distributor) is a task
          distribution system written in Ruby (uses dRuby). Use it to
          distribute your own runnable objects (objects which respond to
          a 'run' message). Since you can define your own runnable
          classes, there's no limit to what types of tasks you can
          distribute. This is mainly a bug fix release.
          
   OpenSSL for Ruby 0.1.1
          Michal Rokos has released OpenSSL for Ruby([4]).
          
   RubyCocoa 0.2.6
          FUJIMOTO Hisakuni has released another version of
          RubyCocoa([5]). RubyCocoa is a combination Mac OS X framework
          and Ruby library for using Cocoa Objects on MacOS X in Ruby
          scripts. Many bug fixes and improvements.
          
   Ruth 0.8.0
          We have heard from a sparrow (George Marrows :)) that Robert
          Feldt has released a new version of Ruth. Ruth([6]) is a Ruby
          extension giving classes and functions access to Ruby
          internals.
          
   ByteCodeRuby 0.1.0
          George Marrows announced a new version of ByteCodeRuby([7]).
          The ByteCodeRuby([8]) project is the very, very beginnings of a
          byte code interpreter for Ruby, functionality is limited but
          clearly efforts have begun!
          
   INTERESTING THREADS
   ===================
   
   Setting the Ruby
          Aidan Mark shared his initial experiences with Perl and
          suggested some possible reasons as to why Perl started to
          really take off. He asks the community if they think there is a
          niche that they think could/will launch Ruby into the
          mainstream. What do you think? Can you contribute?
          
   RubyConf.new('2002').info
          Phil Tomson asked if there was any early information about this
          years 2nd annual Ruby conference. Through unconfirmed sources
          it has been said that this years RubyConf 2002 will be in
          Seattle just before OOPSLA with a very, very tentative date of
          November 1st 2002. Hope to see many of the Ruby community
          there!

References

   1. http://www.pinkjuice.com/ruby/jelly/
   2. http://www.shake.demon.co.uk/sie.html
   3. http://www.aracnet.com/~ptkwt/ruby_stuff/TaskMaster
   4. http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/rubypki/
   5. http://www.imasy.or.jp/~hisa/mac/rubycocoa/
   6. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=26000
   7. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=26000
   8. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=26000