[Win32utils-devel] [ win32utils-Feature Requests-25792 ] Create a pure Ruby win32-ole library

Daniel Berger djberg96 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 22:36:11 EDT 2009

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> bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Heesob Park
> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2009 7:58 PM
> To: Development and ideas for win32utils projects
> Subject: Re: [Win32utils-devel] [ win32utils-Feature Requests-25792 ]
> Create a pure Ruby win32-ole library
> Hi,
> 2009/5/6  <noreply at rubyforge.org>:
> > Feature Requests item #25792, was opened at 2009-05-05 17:29
> > You can respond by visiting:
> >
> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=414&aid=25792&group_id=8
> 5
> >
> > Category: None
> > Group: None
> > Status: Open
> > Resolution: None
> > Priority: 3
> > Submitted By: Daniel Berger (djberg96)
> > Assigned to: Nobody (None)
> > Summary: Create a pure Ruby win32-ole library
> >
> > Initial Comment:
> > The current Win32OLE library is a C monster, has some bugs, and
> doesn't have a particularly good interface.
> >
> > I think a pure Ruby version would be easier to write and maintain,
> could have a more Ruby-ish interface, and could be installed as a gem
> instead of people having to wait for the next release of Ruby.
> >
> As you know, I have implemented a pure Ruby version last month. But
> there is no response or comment until now. Are you unhappy with my
> work? Do I have labored in vain?

Absolutely not! I've just been busy lately working on a side project. I
designed a game and its now going to be published:


My work on that is largely over, so I can refocus my efforts on Ruby. :)

I've been working on the pure ruby pr-zlib library, and I wanted to get that
tested and out first. Once I'm done with that, I'm going to start a separate
pure project (pr/win32ole) and create a test suite for that.

Honestly, I didn't expect you to finish it nearly as fast as you did. I
thought I would have more time. :)



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