[fxruby-users] Moving On

Björn Bergqvist bjorn.bergqvist at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 09:52:29 EDT 2010


Yeah!
And then replace all occurrences of FX with QT in your ruby sources and you
are done :-)
(och and include "qt" instead include "fox16"...)

Björn

2010/8/6 Melton, Ryan <rmelton at ball.com>

> The qtbindings gem is now available:
>
> gem install qtbindings
>
> Should be easy to install on windows with the binary windows gem.
>
> Please see the README on http://github.com/ryanmelt/qtbindings before
> attempting to install on Linux / Mac OSX.  It is still easy, but you have to
> have all the prereqs.
>
> Enjoy!
> Ryan
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fxruby-users-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:
> fxruby-users-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Melton, Ryan
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:51 AM
> To: fxruby-users at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [fxruby-users] Moving On
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> First of all, I've been using FXRuby for the past 4 years on a large (60000
> SLOC) Ruby application for my company, and it has worked nicely.  Thanks are
> definitely owned to Lyle and Jeroen for the easy to use toolkit.
>
> However, it's been showing its age, and the writing on the wall has been
> there for a while that FOX wasn't really being developed anymore.
>
> I'm in the process of taking the KDE Bindings to the Qt GUI Toolkit for
> Ruby "QtRuby" and making it easier to install (which is its main drawback
> right now).  The official qtruby4 only has a windows gem that works with the
> old Ruby Installer for Windows and a very hard to compile tarball for other
> platforms.  I'm repackaging it into a gem that should be easy to install on
> Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux. (Hopefully... Feedback will be appreciated)
>
> You can get the code now on github at
> http://github.com/ryanmelt/qtbindings
>
> I'll have a gem ready in a couple days.
>
> For those who haven't heard of Qt... Its extremely nice, and relative
> similar to FOX.  The learning curve to switching is not that high.  There
> isn't nice RDoc documentation like Lyle put together for FxRuby, but the
> mapping from the C documentation to ruby is very easy.  Best of all, its
> supported by a major company, Nokia, and isn't going anywhere.
> http://qt.nokia.com
>
> Ryan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fxruby-users-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:
> fxruby-users-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Lyle Johnson
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:15 AM
> To: fxruby-users at rubyforge.org
> Subject: Re: [fxruby-users] Moving On
>
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Ralph Shnelvar <ralphs at dos32.com> wrote:
>
> > What graphical platform would you recommend porting to?
>
> I don't have a recommendation as I don't really do any desktop GUI
> development with Ruby anymore.
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