Handy Gandy wrote:
> I'm looking for a simple, easy to learn, low weight GUI for use in Ruby
> programs that mainly use the command line but where a bit of GUI might 
> be
> in order.
> 
> To give a clearer idea, let me show some examples:
> 
> 1) Going to a youtube user that has multiple playlists, parsing the
> playlist then opening a GUI with a list of the playlists so you can 
> chose
> which to download.
> 
> 2) At a point in the program, you need to specify a folder to store your
> data in, so you want to pop open a folder save dialog box, then continue
> with your basic commandline program.
> 
> 3) A loop in a program input a file, parses the input and creates a
> (directed acyclic) graph  from it. There is a bug someplace between the
> parser and the graph generator. You put a form  at the beginning showing
> input data some intermediate variables, and drawing the graph as it
> evolves to visualize what is going wrong.
> 
> I hope from these three examples that the things I am looking for in a
> GUI toolkit clear. The GUI elements are  incidental to the main program,
> the main program is a commandline program and for some reason or other a
> part of the program is made simpler with a bit of GUI. This however is
> only the case if the GUI is itself simple.  Spending a lot of time
> setting up an application loop and a GUI justs mucks things up in this
> case. Also, in each case the GUI portion is started and stopped several
> times in one run of a program.
> 
> Suggestions?

I have used fxruby & foxGUIb successfully for a wee while.
  FoxGUIb for the GUI (and it uses fxruby).

Also I've used Shoes.

So I can recommend either for you're solution.

rgds,

Dave.
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