[fxruby-users] [Foxgui-users] FOX

Björn Bergqvist bjorn.bergqvist at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 08:35:26 EDT 2010

Great news!


2010/9/16 Lyle Johnson <lyle at lylejohnson.name>

> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 1:35 AM, Mohammed Rashad
> <mohammedrashadkm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am going to start a project in C++ or Ruby (not yet decided). First
> > I choose Qt for gui but latter I am impressed with FOX and also FXRuby.
> > I had contributed to some opensource projects like GRASS GIS and created
> two
> > projects on sourceforge.
> > From you blog I heard that you signed off from FOX and FXRuby and also
> > is dead. I would like to maintain FXRuby and FXpy bindings.
> Great!
> > What should I do to be the maintainer and coordinator of FOX bindings for
> > python and Ruby.? Can you give me spark or start for becoming the
> maintainer
> > of FOX bindings?
> The first thing I'd do is reach out to the community (via the
> foxgui-users and fxruby-users mailing lists) to see if anyone else
> wanted to help. This was a mistake I made with FXRuby, not doing more
> to involve other potential contributors. Maintaining a library like
> FXRuby is a lot of work for one person to do on their own.
> Around the same time, though, I'd start by getting to know how the
> code works. I would set up my build and development environment, and
> make sure that I could build FXRuby from source code. After that I'd
> need to become pretty intimately familiar with FOX, C++, Ruby (and its
> extension API), and SWIG, if I wasn't already.
> After I'd done those things, or maybe even sooner, I'd fork the
> project on FXRuby and start looking for little bugs to fix, or
> features to add. I would continue to reach out to the community, to
> see if anyone else wanted to pitch in and help. Eventually, I'd work
> my way up to making a new release of the code. Community involvement
> can be especially helpful here, in terms of getting the ports done.
> For example, if I worked primarily on Linux, I'd see if someone else
> was willing to make sure it's working properly on Windows or OS X.
> Over time, if I was successful, the world would come to recognize my
> fork of FXRuby as the "good" one, and that's the one that they'd all
> use.
> > Is FOX c++ gui better than Qt gui. ?
> I have never used Qt and am therefore unqualified to answer this question.
> Hope this helps,
> Lyle
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