On Thursday, September 25, 2003, 3:40:40 AM, Hal wrote:

>> Perhaps someone with extra free time on his hands would like to take a
>> stab on a Ruby Power Tools project? ;-)

> Actually, I had thought of this quite some time ago. I picked the
> project name "Runix" and played with a cute logo that (sort of)
> spelled Runix in Norse runes.

> The aim at the time was to implement a free set of Unix-like tools
> for Windows (without the heavyweight solution of Cygwin).

There are other (lightweight) solutions anyway: mingw and unixtools.
I see no point in a Ruby project for this; it doesn't solve any
problems that I've seen come up on the list.

> David Alan Black and I also discussed this as a possible codefest
> activity, but dumped it in favor of scanf.

> Finally I decided: It's an interesting and fun activity, but it's not
> a high priority for me. I myself am rapidly moving away from Windows,
> and it's not usually wise to invest in the past.


Gavin