[fxruby-users] QtRuby

Joel VanderWerf vjoel at path.berkeley.edu
Thu Jan 18 16:49:17 EST 2007


Björn Bergqvist wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anyone tested QtRuby? I'm doing a small OpenGL application
> http://www.discretizer.org and just want to know the arguments for
> staying with fxruby.
> 
> This is what I have discovered:
> 
> Pros:
> -Fxruby seems to have a very nice OpenGL support (FXGLViewer) which is
> what I really need.
> -Nice looks. No unnecessary theming support.
> -Very fast and light on system resources.
> 
> Cons:
> -No complete documentation, very time consuming in some cases. I've
> had real problems to find info on which identifiers that are available
> (like FXGLShape::ID_FRONT_MATERIAL). Where is that info?
> 
> Since I'm been working with my application for 1 year (on my spare
> time) I will stick with fxruby. But the ruby binding for Qt an Kde
> really look interesting. In another project maybe?

It may not matter for your work, but don't forget about licensing. IIRC:

fox/fxruby => LGPL

qt => ( GPL ) OR ( $$$ per license )

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