[ruby-opengl-devel] Converting to FFI?

Daniel Aquino mr.danielaquino at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 09:06:26 EST 2011


That sucks I'm sure there is allot of people who use it they just don't know
to voice up.

I put together a little clone of Acclaim Forsaken in about 2000 lines of
pure ruby!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn96UQaZgl0

On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 2:45 AM, Andrea Fazzi <andrea.fazzi at alcacoop.it>wrote:

> Excerpts from Gregory Seidman's message of lun gen 03 00:37:13 +0100 2011:
> > I haven't been paying much attention to ruby-opengl recently, but there
> > have been some questions about working with OpenGL on the main ruby-talk
> > mailing list. I was wondering if any thought had been given to moving to
> an
> > FFI backend for ruby-opengl. Since FFI is now the preferred mechanism for
> > gems with native extensions and works on MRI 1.8.7 and 1.9 as well as
> > jruby, it seems like a good approach.
> >
> > Is there any work going on toward that? Is anyone interested in making it
> > happen? I'd love to do it, since I'd like to get some practice working
> with
> > FFI, but I've found very little free time since becoming a father.
>
> Hi Greg,
>
> I made the same proposal about two years ago. Here is the thread:
>
>    http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/ruby-opengl-devel/2009-March/000196.html
>
> Summarizing, I can say that the proposal was rejected :)
>
> Here is the link to ffi-opengl:
>
>    https://github.com/remogatto/ffi-opengl
>
> Please note that, for the lack of time (and for the lack of a substantial
> interest by the community), I stopped updating the project. Thus, I don't
> know if it is still working with latest ruby-ffi. Of course, if there is a
> renewed interest in adding such backend, I'll be happy to contribute.
>
>
> Cheers,
> Andrea
>
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