Ruby Weekly News: 01/07/2003

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

   ANNOUNCEMENTS
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   Ruby Document Bundle
          Gavin Sinclair has released a bundle of ruby documentation
          goodness for us. It looks like a good package. Grab it, read
          it, have fun.

   XTemplate -- XML Template Library
          Takaaki Tateishi has released XTemplate, a small XML template
          system which is similar to the Amrita.

   Ruby/Qte 0.3
          HIDAKA Takahiro has released Ruby/Qte a set of Ruby bindings
          for Qt/Embedded and Qtopia library.

   win32_popen 0.1
          Park Heesob has released win32_popen, a popen2, popen3, popen4
          implementation for Windows.

   ratlast 0.3
          Mark Probert has released a new version of ratlast, a forth in
          ruby implementation.

   RAA/2.2
          Hiroshi NAKAMURA posted information about the continuing
          development of an RAA.succ.

   xml-configfile 0.2.0
          Maik Schmidt announced a small library for using xml config
          files from within ruby. His release includes a tutorial.
          (Hooray for developers writing documentation!)

   String#title_case
          Martin DeMello announced his release of the title_case mthod
          for Strings. It follows "Hodges' Harbrace Handbook". For
          example: "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy".titlecase
          yields "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

   Ruby-GetText-Package-0.5.0
          Masao Mutoh released a new version of Ruby-GetText.
          Ruby-GetText-Package-0.5.0 is a native language implementation
          of gettext for Ruby. It basically follows the GNU gettext API,
          but is not a wrapper of this system.

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

   ruby-dev summary 19151-19226
          Minero Aoki has posted the latest review of ruby development in
          Japan.

   Ruby in Linux Gazette
          Ruby made an appearance in the Linux Gazette (the second in a
          series). It looks like we're getting more press.

   Ruby in The Perl Journal
          Simon Cozens let us know that his article about "Why I Love
          Ruby" has appeared in this months 'The Perl Journal'.

   Drafting a "The Year in Scripting Languages"
          matz has asked for someone to step forward and write a short
          article about the year in review from a Ruby perspective. A lot
          of people pitched in and a wiki page is now in place at: .