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gems for capturing video?
186972 [kevin.jackso] I'm looking into the possibility of using ruby to drive a video capture
187380 [bttman@bi tr] Bump...

ldap as part of ruby std lib + sample ldaps for windows active dir pls
186974 [botp@de mo t] (First of all, I'm slow when it comes to mswindows stuff, so pls be gentle :)

sockets and threads
186977 [13thmonkey@a] I observed that even if every thread in a program creates it's own

Re: sockets and threads (solved)
186979 [13thmonkey@a] I found the bug: In the client code the variable "socket" was already
187081 [vjoel@pa h. ] I'm getting more and more defensive about this kind of bug. I usually

openGL documention?
186982 [baswilbers@g] lately is was experimenting a bit with ruby-opengl,
+ 187070 [anne@wj .h r] In my experience the ruby openGl have been just like their "normal"
+ 187077 [john_sips_te] Just for some background, here on Debian Etch I can apt-get install
| 187135 [ilmari.heikk] opengl extension module
| 187142 [john_sips_te] Thanks!
+ 187133 [pfharlock@ya] checkout this site http://nehe.gamedev.net/
  187151 [baswilbers@g] thank you for this site it looks good, but there are no ruby examples
  187157 [anne@wj .h r] what are you looking for. Can you give a specific example?
  187413 [baswilbers@g] well the camera stuff, and how can I make that a cube gets smaller when
  + 187420 [anne@wj .h r] ...
  + 187444 [ilmari.heikk] include GLloop do  MatrixMode(PROJECTION)  LoadIdentity()  Perspective(    camera.fov,    viewport.width.to_f / viewport.height,    camera.near_clip,    camera.far_clip)  MatrixMode(MODELVIEW)  LoadIdentity()  LookAt(    camera.position,    camera.looking_at,    camera.up_vector)
    187644 [baswilbers@g] thank you for your example
    187656 [anne@wj .h r] this example uses lookAT
    187925 [baswilbers@g] that's what I mean these are C# code and not ruby, I think there are not

Net::HTTP to resume file download
186987 [ggarra@ad an] I am using Net::HTTP to download http files.  All is working fine.

[QUIZ] Testing DiGraph (#73)
186992 [james@gr yp ] 1.  Please do not post any solutions or spoiler discussion for this quiz until
+ 187566 [james@gr yp ] No takers on this one?  You guys obviously have no idea how much
| + 187568 [kevin.jackso] I've just tried it, but I'm getting problems with my email
| | 187581 [dev-random@a] Same here. '-' should be included in the email regexp.
| | + 187583 [robert.feldt] Sorry about that bug. Will fix
| | + 187584 [robert.dober] ...
| |   187585 [robert.feldt] I understand that; thanks for your efforts. I really tried to take a
| + 187573 [matthew.moss] Apologies... Maybe it was the density of the problem (or the density
+ 187574 [hchoudh@gm i] ...
| 187589 [hchoudh@gm i] ...
| 187590 [robert.feldt] I don't understand what you mean by "variable collection".
| 187591 [hchoudh@gm i] ...
| 187592 [robert.feldt] def m(*a)
| 187597 [novakps@gm i] ...
| 187665 [james@gr yp ] Alright, we will extend the quiz one week.
| 187794 [james@gr yp ] Robert and I have discussed this off list and we feel it's better to
+ 187663 [james@gr yp ] For this phase, I decided to just try some common sense tests and
| + 187725 [james@gr yp ] The above line has an error in it.  Since I am creating one-way paths
| | 187799 [james@gr yp ] Actually, I was right the first time.  The graph is a simple one-way
| + 187737 [kevin.jackso] I got this result with [1,2], [2,1], the 6 really threw me off - was I
+ 187738 [hchoudh@gm i] ...

Windows Registry tool.
186996 [gregory.t.br] require 'win32ole';class P;def initialize;@s=WIN32OLE.new "WScript.Shell";
187005 [Daniel.Berge] See win32-registry.  Included as part of the stdlib, as well as
187007 [gregory.t.br] Daniel, I had problems getting win32-registry to work right.  It was
187009 [Daniel.Berge] In that case, I would submit a bug report. :)
187011 [gregory.t.br] I'll try to recreate the problem in work today and send it your way.
187013 [Daniel.Berge] Send it to ruby-core.  It's not part of Win32Utils, if that's what you
187026 [gregory.t.br] will do.

RCRchive and DNS woes
187017 [dblack@wo bl] I've been making some DNS changes and happen to have hit a time when

Ruby/Tk (X,Y) Coordinate Question
187020 [david.bailey] How do I get the same (x,y) coordinate for a given relative location in
187024 [david.bailey] def writeEntryNumber(num, x, y, fgCol, bgCol)
187037 [dperkins@fr ] You could try "%X %Y" to get coordinates relative to the top left corner
+ 187076 [chris.alfeld] Actually, what I think you are looking for is the translation from
| 187180 [david.bailey] Chris,
| 187406 [david.bailey] Hey Chris and/or Fellow Rubyists,
| 187435 [chris.alfeld] canvasx and canvasy translate from coordinates relative to the canvas
+ 187173 [david.bailey] Um, just to try out these %X and %Y objects real quick, I added X, Y, %X
+ 187178 [david.bailey] Um, just to try out these %X and %Y objects real quick, I added X, Y, %X
  + 187189 [nagai@ai ky ] X and Y are constans. You must use local variables.
  | 187404 [david.bailey] At first I jumped with joy thinking that root_x and root_y would solve
  | 187447 [nagai@ai ky ] Yes. You are right.
  | 187516 [david.bailey] YES!!!   YES!!!   YES!!!   That worked!
  + 187190 [dperkins@fr ] Anything that begins with a capital letter is a constant, e.g., |b, x, y,

Upgrade to 1.8.4
187022 [stuart.batty] I'm running Ubuntu 5.10 and currently have ruby 1.8.2 installed. I would
187041 [phurley@gm i] The big trick on Ubuntu is to make sure you have all the prerequisite

HP-UX install-sh gotcha (Was: Re: Ruby on HP-UX)
187025 [mental@ry ia] Since there's no 'install' available, Ruby falls back to using ./install-sh -c.  This is fine when building Ruby, but it means that rbconfig.rb will set CONFIG["INSTALL"] = "./install-sh -c" when gems and ruby extensions are being built.  Not all gems _have_ an ./install-sh to run...

187028 [transfire@gm] What's the word on TLS support in NET::SMTP? I recall hearing that it

Scheme Workshop 2006
187030 [robby.findle] Dear all,

What must webhost have to support Ruby?
187033 [donna_bjorn@] I want to build a web site using Ruby, and then have it hosted.

(Static) Constructors/Destructors in Ruby
187042 [pk@ya oo co ] After reading the Pickaxe book I noticed it provides almost no
+ 187044 [lopexx@au og] Java does not have destructors either. finalize method is not guaranteed
| 187046 [nugend@gm il] Does anyone know under what conditions the finalizer won't be called?
| 187080 [collinsj@se ] ...
| 187361 [ mfp@ac .o g] The finalizers will be run on exit
| 187410 [collinsj@se ] ...
+ 187048 [rmagick@gm i] Not so much an afterthought as discouraged.
+ 187056 [jim@we ri hh] Actually, it is a very well thought out feature of the language.  In
| + 187059 [pk@ya oo co ] public class AS400Server
| | + 187074 [logancapaldo] class AS400Server
| | + 187085 [vjoel@pa h. ] I would ask first: does having one class per connection ("SERVERAME")
| | + 187131 [jim@we ri hh] I think Logan Capaldo's answer is hits pretty close to your intention
| | | 187286 [pk@ya oo co ] 1. C++ - static member variables
| | | 187333 [jim@we ri hh] Ok, at least for C-style languages I won't argue the point (although I'm
| | | 187436 [pk@ya oo cp ] require 'dbi'
| | + 187153 [benjohn@fy h] The singleton design pattern certainly can do that, and is easily
| |   187155 [vshepelev@im] I like block idea, but must say that blocks can't give full replacement for
| |   187158 [benjohn@fy h] tech, when spring is springing :)
| |   + 187160 [benjohn@fy h] ...
| |   + 187161 [vshepelev@im] Hmmm... Not so beautiful/springy day in Kharkov, Ukraine :)
| |     + 187166 [benjohn@fy h] myself :)
| |     + 187248 [vjoel@pa h. ] Nor in Northern California. It's so wet the sidewalks are turning green.
| + 187117 [lopexx@au og] This makes perfect sense since Ruby uses mark&sweep. But in Python is it
+ 187143 [minkoo.seo@g] Actually, destructor in Java, i.e., finalize( ), does not well behave.
+ 187357 [ruby-talk@ba] A bit off-topic, but note,

Setting the Return-Path in TMail?
187043 [shanti@br fo] I was wondering if it's possible to set the return-path in TMail?

A good system for $LOAD_PATH management?
187047 [tashiro@zi n] I see, by experiment, that one can maipulate $LOAD_PATH within a Ruby
+ 187087 [vjoel@pa h. ] One idea: have a directory called ruby/prj/lib or some such, put it in
+ 187543 [drbrain@se m] Don't.
+ 187572 [erik@ho le s] Rails handles this very well, I've duplicated it in my own projects and
  187575 [jim@we ri hh] NO!  DO NOT DO THIS!
  187618 [erik@ho le s] I'm using it with my gems, but that thought didn't even cross my mind,
  187641 [transfire@gm] If you would like to see some serious $LOAD_PATH Kung-Fu, check out

Pandora 0.4.2 Release
187049 [julian.kamil] I am pleased to announce that Pandora 0.4.2 is now available to the

know can I know how much object has been created???
187052 [sayoyo@ya oo] We have an application which is very time and ressource consuming, so
+ 187055 [Daniel.Berge] Perhaps sys-proctable is what you're after.  Available on the RAA
+ 187058 [gene.tani@gm] Not much info to go on, but assuming you've ascertained it's not bound
  187061 [sayoyo@ya oo] Thanks you very much for the information:)!!!!

can activesupport gem be used in "standalone" fashion?
187060 [neuzhoundxx@] ...
187062 [mguterl@gm i] ...
187063 [neuzhoundxx@] ...
187072 [logancapaldo] Nothing is wrong with require_gem. It has an unfortunate name though.
187083 [neuzhoundxx@] ...

Trying to get stat, Win32API to work
187067 [Daniel.Berge] Ruby 1.8.4
187104 [phasis68@ho ] It is due to the structure alignment.
187127 [djberg96@gm ] Aha!  Thanks!

commonly used email library
187078 [sinkanti@gm ] I search RAA for email library and found many email libraries out there.
+ 187100 [james_b@ne r] I use the SMTP lib bundled with Ruby for basic E-mail tasks.  It's very
| 187103 [transfire@gm] But lacks TLS so you can't send via gmail :-(
| 187105 [halostatue@g] GMailer is supposed to work for this, but google appears to havechanged the protocol and it now no longer works (and fails silently).
| 187108 [phasis68@ho ] Google didn't changed the protocol.
| 187515 [halostatue@g] Hmmm. I haven't upgrade to 1.8.3 or 1.8.4 and it failed. I will tryupgrading, though, in the event that 0.1.1 fixes the problem in anycase.
+ 187494 [aglarond@gm ] SimpleMail (http://simplemail.rubyforge.org/)  makes it easy to send

Questions about Tk - Newbie
187079 [jeppe88@gm i] ...
187110 [chris.alfeld] # This can be shortened at the expense of clarity.
187115 [jeppe88@gm i] ...
187134 [chris.alfeld] So TkText's don't have textvariable's.  They sore their own text
187175 [jeppe88@gm i] ...
187188 [nagai@ai ky ] Hmm...
187220 [jeppe88@gm i] ...

Static and Dynamic Analysis
187093 [aaronbecker1] Are there any static and/or dynamic analysis tools for Ruby?  FxCop for

Static and Dynamic Analysis
187094 [aaronbecker1] Are there any static and/or dynamic analysis tools for Ruby?  FxCop for
187119 [tom@in oe he] It's a start, anyhow.
187136 [pat.eyler@gm] wow, I didn't realize people were looking.  At this point, Sean and I are
187171 [tom@in oe he] Hehe, yeah, I do a bunch of static analysis stuff with Java, so when I

$/kEND parse error nightmare
187099 [ml@ku t. in ] In all the time I've used Ruby, I've never come across such an aggravating,
+ 187107 [logancapaldo] ...
+ 187150 [surrender_it] notice that before bison 2.0 you did not had neither this messages :)
  187311 [robin@ni or ] With the help of your mail about how to add descriptive names to tokens
  187360 [surrender_it] well, great, I was hoping for something like this :)

Re: ruby syntax
187109 [logancapaldo] ...

question on blocks
187116 [jeff_thorne@] ...
+ 187120 [lopexx@au og] Can anyone explain this: ?
+ 187121 [phurley@gm i] You are correct it is not allowed, but I am curious why you want to do
  + 187123 [jeff_thorne@] Patrick,
  + 187125 [phurley@gm i] Sorry just to be clear, I do not think that method= methods are

rubynuby == so many libraries, so little time...
187128 [jp@je fp it ] Reading this forum while trying to study the pickaxe book and teach this
187129 [vjoel@pa h. ] vjoel : Joel VanderWerf : path berkeley edu : 510 665 3407
187130 [james_b@ne r] You may also want to look at Code Zoo
187132 [james@gr yp ] I submitted an addition within days of the site going public.  I just

187137 [atbusbook@ao] Programing Languiges Are Ment to be free. That is why i am starting The
+ 187138 [atbusbook@ao] A Propriatary Languige Is An Oxymorron!!!! A propriatary OS is An
+ 187139 [sll_noSpamli] Dear Mr Troll,
| + 187148 [bugme_69@ho ] Dumbass!  If you knew anything you would know that GNU stands for "GNU
| + 187159 [steve@ao .c ] it's April 1st remember
|   187321 [sll_noSpamli] Ah!  Thank you
+ 187141 [my_email_is_] If you can't even spell, how do you hope to create a language better
+ 187354 [lard@ta di .] No, "Coup d'?tat" is French.
+ 187478 [pauldacus@gm] I love messages like this!  Just when I think I'm about the dumbest
+ 187492 [alainpoint@y] Bravo, yoo r write, a propriatary languish is an oxy-moron. I have a
  188359 [john_ludlow@] Jeez....
  188403 [lukfugl@gm i] Actually, he wasn't on the Ruby Forum. He, and most if not all of the
  + 188404 [gregory.t.br] hmm... that's a good question.  Is ruby-forum posting to
  + 188405 [john_ludlow@] Oops sorry forgot about the link to the newsgroup (don't use them
  + 188450 [bulliver@ba ] charset="iso-8859-1"

Question about 'how it looks at things'...
187144 [directly_abo] Okay, this is referring to the 'Learn to Program' thread a little bit.
+ 187147 [david@va ln ] Well, unless you did Horrible Things to your Ruby interpreter, it should
+ 187172 [dave@bu t. d] I'm not sure I understand the question. It might help you to read the

ruby-dev summary 28274-28600
187149 [afuru@ex it ] This is a summary of ruby-dev ML in these days.
+ 187163 [pit@ca it in] Will there be a defined sequence for calling the "===" methods?
| + 187176 [ mfp@ac .o g] See
| | 187181 [pit@ca it in] OK. Now I'm feeling better :-)
| + 187179 [transfire@gm] class Bar
+ 187182 [transfire@gm] Hmmm.... I had used #this for this purpose. But often I just need the
+ 187186 [ara.t.howard] why not be consistent
  187222 [matz@ru y- a] Because we don't have real functions but methods in Ruby.
  187227 [ara.t.howard] ["-e", 1]
  187232 [matz@ru y- a] I'm not sure what you meant.  Do you mean both should print
  187235 [ara.t.howard] sorry i wasn't clear.
  187255 [transfire@gm] A good name mught be __1ST__.
  + 187261 [ara.t.howard] ya know - what might really be good is
  | + 187295 [transfire@gm] Leave it Ara to to turn lemons into lemonade! :)
  | + 187310 [surrender_it] yes, one: I recall Sydney had something like this, i.e. Frame objects
  + 187293 [transfire@gm] I was waiting for someone to say, "Or __APRIL__" ;)

[ANN] Instant Rails 1.1
187152 [ml.chibbs@gm] Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails,

sending files over a network
187156 [pieter.breed] I am relatively new to Ruby and I am considering using it for a little
+ 187233 [auditor400@g] why not useing ftp?
| 187272 [pieter.breed] Uhm, thanks... I didn't think of that...
| 187274 [ara.t.howard] check out ruby-sendfile - you'll have a tough time getting faster.
+ 187397 [konstantin.l] If you know how to work with files, and how to set up connections
  187412 [pieter.breed] Thanks Konstantin, that is really helpful and I will give it a bash
  187456 [konstantin.l] btw, depending on your requirements you might want to have a look at

Important features of Ruby
187162 [A.Serebrenik] Dear all,
+ 187177 [gene.tani@gm] somewhere in there are articles by Bruce Eckel,Bruce Tate, Ian Bicking,
| 187207 [A.Serebrenik] Thank you for the link!
+ 187266 [robert.dober] ...
  187270 [chris.alfeld] Full closures in a language that can actually get things done and a

new to ruby.. need a code
187164 [rati_lion@ya] I am new to Ruby. Found it as an intersting language. Can anyone help
187184 [phurley@gm i] A wonderful language, a sort of rough request here is some (very)
+ 187216 [rati_lion@ya] Thank you. Will take care in future to not post a rough request :-)
| 187301 [phurley@gm i] You are very welcome. And you are always welcome to request help. So I
+ 187244 [david@va ln ] Yay for intuitive and descriptive class and library names, eh?
+ 187318 [robin@ni or ] Yes there is, see below :)
  187330 [phurley@gm i] Thanks I knew there had to be :-), I don't use URI much.