> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shashank Date [mailto:sdate / everestkc.net]
> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 2:37 PM
> To: ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Using Vruby instead of VB ?
>
>
> Inspired by Steve's presentation at RubyConf-2003, (
> thanks to zenspider, see:
>
> Steve Tuckner: Ruby World: (Not) Implemented
> www.zenspider.com /dl /rubyconf2003 /RubyNotImplemented.tar.gz
> )
>
> I am looking at the possibility of using Vruby/Swin instead of
> VisualBasic
> to develop a small (commercial) application on Windows. This
> application
> has
> to:
>
> 1. Have native (Windows) look and feel

VRuby/Swin

> 2. Interface with MS Access (possibly with MS SQL Server2K in future)

DBI/ODBC

> 3. Print reports in landscape and portrait mode

Chad Folwer has covered that with his link to ruby-talk

> 4. Run only on one machine (no networking etc)

Simple

>
> With Steve Tuckner, Dan Berger, Park Heesob and many other Win / Ruby
> experts on my side, I feel like taking the risk ;-)
>
> What do Rubyists have to say ? Any gotchas I need to be aware of ?
>
> -- shanko
>

The main gotcha you have to worry about is the ruby thread suck up all the
time issue.

I will try to get a version of VRTools available soon so that you can use
it.

Steve Tuckner