Richard James responded:

> > >[...]
>
> If you're using MS Windows then try out the FREE Gui4Cli script
> language.
>
> http://gui4cli.com
> or
> http://users.hol.gr/~dck/g4c/
>
>
> Gui4Cli is what MSDOS batch programming should have become on Windows.
> You can even make all your old command line programs look like Windows
> programs!
>
> [...]
>
> There are many tutorial GUI programs to examine. The documention is
> extensive and if you can't figure something out just go to the Gui4Cli
> users group on Yahoo and ask.
>
> [...]
>
> Note: If someone knows Ruby Win32Api programming, Gui4Cli it is just
> waiting to be interfaced to Ruby! And the Python dll window interface
> source is available to copy from!

Okay.

Distributed as a dll (g4c.so) - source and examples included.

Available from the Gui4Cli site:
http://users.hol.gr/~dck/g4c/dll/languages.html

g4c.so binary works with mswin32, bccwin32 (& possibly other builds)
for (at least) Ruby 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 !  (No compiling necessary)


daz