Ruby Weekly News: 03/04/2002
   
   A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
   this week by Holden Glova.
   
   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   Ruby 1.6.7
          Matz has released a new stable version of Ruby. Get Ruby([1]).
          
   JTTui 0.10.3
          Jakub Travnik has released a textmode user interface, it
          contains basic widgets such as diaologs, buttons, checkboxes,
          editline and more. It will only work on unix boxes with curses
          compatible libraries. Get JTTui([2]).
          
   rpkg 0.3 pre-release + beta testers
          Massimiliano Mirra has a beta testing version of rpkg. rpkg is
          aimed at being similar to GNU Debian Linux's dpkg/apt tool
          except for Ruby packages. Please download this, give it a try
          and provide Massimiliano with feedback. Get rpkg([3]).
          
   RubyStudio 0.1.5
          Chris Gehlker has released a new version of RubyStudio.
          RubyStudio is a Ruby IDE for MacOSX with this release featuring
          Japanese character encoding. Get RubyStudio([4]).
          
   RDoc with XML
          Dave Thomas has released a new version of RDoc that will format
          your documentation into XML. RDoc is similar to Java's Javadoc
          but smarter, it actually performs some code analysis to aid in
          constructing your documentation. Get Rdoc([5]).
          
   FOX Toolkit goes 1.0
          Rich Kilmer posted to let us know that the FOX GUI Toolkit has
          just gone 1.0! Ruby has FOX bindings (FXRuby) provided to us
          from Lyle Johnson - we all look forward to FXRuby 1.0.
          
   TestUnit 0.1.4
          Following a serious of small, rapid releases, Nathaniel Talbott
          has released a new version of TestUnit. There are several fixes
          with most of the effort going towards better RubyUnit
          compatibility. Get TestUnit([6]).
          
   Natural Language Concordancer
          Yuri Leikind has a natural language keyword in context
          concordancer. Have a look at the Concordancer([7]).
          
   INTERESTING THREADS
   ===================
   
   IO Orthogonalization (RCR)
          Thomas Sondergaard brought up the topic of orgothgonalizing the
          IO class so that is both easily subclassed and closer to
          istream/ostream/streambuf in C++. The topic was originally
          brought up on RubyGarden([8]) in this article([9]) and later
          moved to ruby-talk for further discussion.
          
   ruby-dev summaries!
          Many thanks to Minero Aoki, Masayoshi Takahashi, and Takaaki
          Tateishi for producing a weekly summary of the ruby-dev
          happenings. Every Monday they will be posting this summary to
          ruby-talk. Keep up to date with the evolution of Ruby!

References

   1. http://www.ruby-lang.org/
   2. http://klokan.sh.cvut.cz/~jtra/
   3. http://www.allruby.com/rpkg/rpkg-0.3.tar.gz
   4. http://homepage.mac.com/canyonrat/
   5. http://rdoc.sourceforge.net/
   6. http://testunit.talbott.ws/
   7. http://www.mova.org/conc/
   8. http://www.rubygarden.org/
   9. http://www.rubygarden.org/article.php?sid=179#463