Ruby Weekly News: 06/03/2003

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

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

   SuperShape
          Phil Tomson made the initial release of SuperShape, a C
          extension for use with Ruby's Tk library for testing of Belgian
          Biologist Johan Gielis' SuperShape concept.

          Get SuperShape([1]).

   FXRuby v1.0.23
          Lyle Johnson released FXRuby v1.0.23. FXRuby is a Ruby
          extension module that provides an interface to the FOX GUI
          library([2]).

          Download FXRuby([3]).

          An FXRuby mailing list([4]) is now also available; details can
          be found on the FXRuby homepage([5]).

   OSSL-0.2.0-pre2
          Michal Rokos announced OpenSSL-0.2.0-pre2 for Ruby, supporting
          ciphers, digests, X509, and SSL. Version 0.2.0 will be released
          after further SSL testing.

          Get OSSL-0.2.0-pre2([6]) for Ruby.

   Ruby-GNOME2 v0.5.0, Ruby/GtkSourceView v0.1.0
          Masao Mutoh released Ruby-GNOME2 v0.5.0 and Ruby/GtkSourceView
          v0.1.0.

          Ruby-GNOME2 is a set of Ruby language bindings for the GNOME
          2.x development environment. Its supporting libraries are
          Ruby/GLib2, Ruby/GdkPixbuf2, Ruby/Pango, Ruby/GTK2,
          Ruby/GnomeCanvas2, Ruby/Libart2, Ruby/Libglade2, and
          Ruby/GConf2.

          Ruby/GtkSourceView is a wrapper for GtkSourceView (maintained
          by Geoff Youngs). GtkSourceView is a syntax highlighting,
          multi-line text editing widget for GTK+2. It is currently at
          version 0.2.0 and is used, among other things, by the latest
          version of GEdit, the GNOME 2 text editor.

          Download Ruby-GNOME2([7]).

   Ruby 1.8 Windows Installer
          Andy Hunt has packaged a CVS snapshot of Ruby 1.8 in the
          Windows Installer version, available from sourceforge([8]).

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

   Project Directory Structure
          Jim Freeze posted a question regarding project directory
          structure. What followed was a discussion on the pros and cons
          of certain setups, rdoc behavior, and standard directory names
          for Ruby libraries.

References

   1. http://raa.ruby-lang.org/list.rhtml?name=supershape
   2. http://www.fox-toolkit.org/
   3. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=20243
   4. file://localhost/tmp/t.html
   5. http://www.fxruby.org/
   6. http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/rubypki/
   7. http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=53614
   8. http://rubyinstaller.sourceforge.net/