Ruby Weekly News: 06/03/2002

   A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
   this week by Pat Eyler.

   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   ruby-gsl 0.1.6
          GSL is the GNU Scientific Library, a collection of routines for
          numerical computing. ruby-gsl is a wrapper to be able to use
          those functions in Ruby.

          Get it from the RAA:
          www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=ruby-gsl([1]).

   REXML 2.3.4 and 2.2.2
          REXML is an XML processor for the language Ruby. REXML is
          conformant (passes 100% of the Oasis non-validating tests), and
          includes full XPath support. It is reasonably fast, and is
          implemented in pure Ruby.

          Get it from www.germane-software.com/software/rexml([2]).

   FAM-Ruby 0.1.0
          FAM-Ruby is a set of Ruby bindings for FAM([3]). You can get
          FAM-Ruby at http://www.pablotron.org/software/fam-ruby/([4]).

   RubyStudio 0.2
          RubyStudio is a Ruby IDE for Mac OSX written in Ruby. It is
          available from http://homepage.mac.com/canyonrat/([5]).

   Gnokii for Ruby
          Gnokii is a Ruby module, written in C, that allows you to
          interact with a Nokia telephone over IR and serial connections.
          It is available from
          http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=53988([6])

   INTERESTING THREADS
   ===================

   Infinity (?!)
          Phil learned that Infinity has a value in Ruby. Several other
          people joined in discussing why, and how it worked.

   Ruby and HTML
          What tools work well for generating HTML from ruby? eruby,
          PageTemplate, and are mentioned.

   Ruby jobs
          Ruby is mentioned in job posting on Amazon. Hooray!

References

   1. http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=ruby-gsl
   2. http://www.germane-software.com/software/rexml
   3. http://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/
   4. http://www.pablotron.org/software/fam-ruby/
   5. http://homepage.mac.com/canyonrat/
   6. http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=53988