Ruby Weekly News: 11/18/2002

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

   ANNOUNCEMENTS
   =============

   rdep
          Hal Fulton has released an old tool he has kept quite for a
          couple of years. rdep will take a Ruby source file and
          recursively check its dependencies to see whether they can be
          found. Get rdep([1]).

   YAML.rb 0.47
          "why the lucky stiff" has released a new version of YAML along
          with a four release roadmap of what will be the major features
          in the next few releases. YAML is an easy to read file format
          that is much more terse compared to something like XML. Get
          YAML.rb([2]).

   FXRuby 1.0.16
          Lyle Johnson has released a new version of FXRuby. This is
          mainly a bug-fix release, but you can view the changelog([3]).
          You will want this version if you intend on using FreeRIDE([4])
          when it is available. FXRuby is a set of Ruby bindings to the
          FOX([5]) toolkit.

   Radical 0.5
          Idan Sofer has released a new version of Radical. Radical is a
          Ruby based web application server providing templates, i8n,
          logging, caching, database pooling, authentication, and
          extensibility through writing handlers. Get Radical([6]).

   ncurses-ruby 0.6
          Tobias Peters has released a new version of his Ruby wrapper
          around the FSFs C library "ncurses". Get ncurses-ruby([7]).

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

   New signs of life [Cardinal]
          Partner in crime, Pat Eyler let me know that the Cardinal([8])
          project has shown new life. The Cardinal project is attempting
          to create a Ruby compiler for Parrot([9]). While the mailing
          list has been very slow of late, interest seems to have picked
          up in the last couple of days. the current thread of
          conversation starts here([10]).

   RubyConf 2002 FreeRIDE slides
          The FreeRIDE team have made the slides they presented at
          RubyConf 2002 available for all to see. View the slides
          here([11]).

   Enumerable#zip
          Matz has implemented an Enumerable#zip method in the
          development version of Ruby. The method is designed to mix
          together the sequences of arrays. It is still unclear what the
          desired behaviour is when the sequences are not the same
          length.

   Sydney RUG
          If you are are located in the Sydney Australia area you may be
          interested in meeting other Ruby enthusiasts. You can do so via
          the Sydney RUG([12]).

   RUG mailing lists
          Pat Eyler has been kind enough to setup mailing lists for
          several RUGS recently. If you want to get involved and these
          RUGs are close to you, you can subscribe to the Sydney
          RUG([13]) and the Portland RUG([14])

   Ruby NEWS maintainers [wanted]
          Akinori MUSHA is asking for maintainers for the Ruby
          distributions doc/NEWS file. The role involves summarizing
          ChangeLog entries from the users point of view and reading
          through ruby-talk and ruby-core to figure out what was involved
          with a change. This role will keep you on the bleeding edge of
          the Ruby API. Any one interested should contact Akinori
          MUSHA([15]).

References

   1. http://hypermetrics.com/rubyhacker/code/rdep
   2. http://yaml4r.sf.net/
   3. http://www.fxruby.org/doc/changes.html
   4. http://www.rubyide.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl
   5. http://www.fox-toolkit.org/
   6. http://idanso.dyndns.org/radical/
   7. http://ncurses-ruby.berlios.de/
   8. http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/cardinal/
   9. http://www.parrotcode.org/
  10. http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/cardinal-dev/2002-November/000105.html
  11. http://www.rubyide.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?RubyConf_Slides
  12. http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?SydneyGroup
  13. mailto:sydneyrb-subscribe / kohalabs.com
  14. file://localhost/tmp/pdxruby-subscribe / kohalabs.com
  15. mailto:knu / iDaemons.org