Ruby Weekly News: 11/25/2002

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

   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   ncurses-ruby 0.6
          ncurses-ruby makes most functions, constants, and external
          variables of the FSF's C library "ncurses" accessible from
          ruby. Additionally, ncurses-ruby can now also be used in
          conjunction with the PDCurses library, in which case it wraps
          the common subset of features of both libraries. A binary
          package for Windows/MinGW/PDCurses is available.

   rbbr-0.1
          rbbr (RuBy BRowser) is an application to browse modules/classes
          hierarchy and their constants, methods and etc. If the
          optionally modules(ri, ReFe) to refer documents are installed,
          you can also refer the document of methods in the browser.

   Ruby-GNOME2 0.1
          Ruby-GNOME2 is a set of Ruby language bindings for the GNOME
          2.0 development environment.

   INTERESTING THREADS
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   WeRDS, the Weekly Ruby-Doc Summary, for 2002-11-17
          James Britt has posted a weekly summary of traffice on the
          Ruby-Doc mailing list. This looks like a good project to keep
          an eye on (or lend a hand to if you're so inclined).

   ruby-dev summary 18711-18810
          Minero Aoki has posted another summary/translation of the
          week's activity on the (japanese) ruby-dev list. Several neat
          conversations popped out in the thread that followed.

   install.rb/setup.rb question
          Phil Tomson asked about the use (and usefulness, on Win32
          systems) of the existing install.rb/setup.rb scripts for
          setting shebang lines (#!/bin/ruby -- that is where it belongs,
          right?). Lots of people weighed in with ideas about ways of
          handling this.

   Sydney Ruby users' group meeting tonight!
          The Sydney Ruby Users Group announced another meeting, and held
          some discussion about what they'd be doing. (I want to know
          who's roshambo player won.)

          I can't say this often enough, users groups rock! If you're
          part of a users group, and want your meeting mentioned hear,
          just let me know. If you send in a meeting report, you get
          bonus credit.

   Unit Testing in Ruby for the (Absolute) Novice
          Mark Wilson posted a call for comments about Unit Testing in
          Ruby. A number of useful pointers were given, along with some
          good URLs.

   ruby-dev summary 18811-18923
          Takaaki Tateishi posted another summary/translation of the
          ruby-dev mailing list. These are really great information, domo
          origato to all involved in creating them.