> -----Original Message-----
> From: gabriele renzi 
> 
> 
> Recently I hear few voices speaking about ruby/Tk 
> and I wondered if there was some pretty engine to 
> graphycally build Tk code a-la Qt-Designer, Visual* *Builder etc etc..
> 

You might want to look into SpecTix:

"SpecTix provides a development environment to build applications with
graphical user interfaces that run on multiple platforms with multiple
languages. 

"SpecTix is based on the SpecTcl GUI builder from Sun Microsystems
Laboratories, using the Tix extension widgets. 

...

"SpecTix generates target code for the following languages: 
"Tcl with the Tk toolkit. 
"Java with AWT 
"Perl with the Tk toolkit. 
"Python with the Tkinter toolkit. 
"Ruby with the Tk toolkit." 

(from http://starship.python.net/crew/mike/src/Spectix/Spectix.html )


I found SpecTix easy to use, and the simple tests I built all ran fine with
Ruby, but on my Windows 98 computer wasn't able to get Ruby, TK and Tix all
happy at the same time. 

Perhaps there is someone else out there using this app who can speak more
knowledgeably about it.


Roger Sperberg