Ruby Weekly News: 08/14/2002

   A summary of activity on the ruby-talk mailing list, brought to you
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   ANNOUNCEMENTS
   =============

   Radiuslib 0.5
          Dan Debertin has released Radiuslib. Radiuslib is a complete
          protocol and utility library for using the RADIUS protocol and
          for administering RADIUS servers. Get Radiuslib([1]).

   Alpha release of Ruby Windows installer
          Andrew Hunt has announced that an alpha release of the Ruby
          Windows installer is available for the brave. Get Ruby Windows
          installer([2]).

   Sys::ProcTable 0.3.0
          Daniel Berger has announced a new version of Sys::ProcTable.
          This is a C extension for the unix 'ps' command on unix
          systems. Get Sys::ProcTable([3]).

   JRuby beta 1.6/0.5.1
          The JRuby team have announced a new beta release. JRuby is a
          pure implementation of the Ruby interpreter. Get JRuby([4]).

   Ruby ViM updates
          Gavin Sinclair has updated the Vim ftplugin and indent files
          for Ruby. Get ViM updates([5]). Also, you can get the latest
          ruby ViM syntax file produced by Doug Kearns from here([6]).

   YAML 0.38
          The mysterious "why the lucky stiff" has released a new version
          of Ruby YAML bindings. Get Ruby YAML([7]) bindings.

   FXCalendar class
          David Naseby submitted code for a FXCalendar class. Check it
          out, the code is the body of his post.

   TomsLib
          Tom Sawyer has let loss his personal collection of assorted
          tools. Get TomsLib([8]).

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

   DBC in Ruby
          Ken Hilton has asked if anyone has attempted to implement
          design by contract primitives in Ruby. Justin Johnson responded
          saying that he would definately be implementing DBC in his
          version of Ruby. Matz requested more discussion on this topic
          as it may be considered for the future.

References

   1. http://www.nodewarrior.org/radiuslib
   2. http://www.pragmaticprogrammer.com/ruby/downloads/ruby-install.html
   3. http://www.enteract.com/~mghall/ruby/sys/sys.html
   4. http://jruby.sf.net/
   5. http://www.soyabean.com.au/gavin/vim/index.html
   6. http://mugca.its.monash.edu.au/~djkea2/vim/syntax/ruby.vim
   7. http://yaml4r.sf.net/
   8. http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-list.rhtml?name=TomsLib