Also VERY important:
ruby-dev in english.

An open source language cannot be (too) popular if it's development is
done in a language that just a few understand.
And the 'de-facto' language from the Internet is English, so...

Paulo S.

On Wed, 2002-02-20 at 08:30, jostein.berntsen / sensewave.com wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Sorry, but I lost the orginal 'Setting the Ruby' mail where the sender 
> asked for ways and suggetions to get Ruby more in widespread use around the 
> world.
> 
> I would suggest these things to be important for bringing out Ruby to the 
> world:
> 
> 1. A stronger Open Source connection, and especially to the Linux 
> community. I think that is why Perl and Python has gained so widespread use 
> so quickly, because these languages is much used for system administration 
> and networking for Unix boxes, as well as web development, often in the 
> same environment. Linux users tend to use these, beside C, to get things 
> going on their systems. 
> 
> What Ruby needs here is publicity in the Open Source community, a couple of 
> more stories on Linux Today would help alot, with suggestions of 
> implementations. 
> 
> A free IDE for Linux would also be a great help.
> 
> 2. A large module and script archive like CPAN, that covers many areas, 
> especially web tools.
> 
> 3. Applications written in Ruby.
> 
> 4. Overviews of ways to use Ruby, especially for real businesses.
> 
> 5. Congresses and gatherings to keep Ruby on the edge.
> 
> 6. Co-operations with Object Oriented businesses, writers, programmers, 
> application developers to keep this development at a dynamic pace.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Jostein