Ruby Weekly News: 10/28/2002

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

   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   RAA Replaced
          The RAA Renewal team have redone the RAA - thanks guys. There
          is also a XML([1]) and RDF([2]) representation of the RAA.
          Recent information can be received in an RDF([3]) format.

   FixedTime 0.0.1
          Daniel Berger has written a module called FixedTime which is
          deisgned to calculate the difference or sum between two fixed
          times. It can also be used to calculate total seconds or
          minutes based on a fixed amount of time in "00:00:00" format.
          Get FixedTime([4]).

   Crawler 0.0.1
          Brian Denny has released a web crawler. Get Crawler 0.0.1([5]).

   Ruby QT Embedded 0.2
          HIDAKA Takahiro has released Ruby bindings for the QT/Embedded
          and Qtopia library. He has built and tested it on Zaurus
          SL-A300 and would like feedback if it works on SL-5500, iPAQ,
          and other handhelds. Get Ruby/Qte 0.2([6]).

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References

   1. http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-xml.xml
   2. http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-rdf.xml
   3. http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/raa-since.mrb
   4. http://www.enteract.com/~mghall/ruby/sys/sys.html
   5. http://implementality.com/projects/crawler/
   6. http://takahr.dhis.portside.net/cgi-bin/rwiki.cgi?cmd=view;name=Ruby%2FQte%3Aen