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

Heesob Park phasis at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 23:06:36 EDT 2009

Hi Dan,

2009/6/6 Daniel Berger <djberg96 at gmail.com>:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: win32utils-devel-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:win32utils-devel-
>> 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:
> http://www.worthingtongames.com/CaesarsGallicWar.html
> My work on that is largely over, so I can refocus my efforts on Ruby. :)
Congratulations! I read your blog. Welcome back to 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. :)
I think you are more busy now than in Qwest days. :)

BTW, did you know win-user32-ruby
project(http://rubyforge.org/projects/win-user32-ruby/) which is
registered a few days ago by Jerry Fernholz? It is based on win32/api
and aimed to implement user32 APIs. I guess many codes are duplicate
with windows-pr and could be merged into windows-pr. We can co-work
with Jerry in both win32-utils and win-user32-ruby projects. What do
you think about this?


Park Heesob

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