[Wxruby-users] Suggestion for wxruby name change
zdennis at mktec.com
Sun Feb 20 20:43:50 EST 2005
> We've had some discussion in the past about the wxruby vs wxruby-swig
> name, and how they are a bit confusing. My big problem with
> 'wxruby-swig' is that unless you know what 'swig' is, it's not a
> terribly useful (or sexy) postfix. It's like naming a car after it's
> manufacturing process - "the all new Acura NSX-smoke-burning-factory"
> just wouldn't sell cars.
> In the past, there was a good reason for the naming - one was supposed >
> to replace the other quickly and silently. Well, that didn't happen as
> expected. However, wxruby-swig has gained two real features. First, as
> you hungry list followers have heard, Zach has been completly redoing
> our documentation system with Rubydoc. As much as I complain about the
> web-layout defaults of rubydoc, no one can deny that these will be a
> huge improvement over our original docs. Second, wxruby-swig now works
> with wxWidgets 2.5.3 (tested with both Mac OS X and Win32). Windows
> users won't be able to see much, but let me tell you (five) Mac OS X
> developers out there - It's a big improvement.
I'm excited about wxRuby using wxWindows 2.5.3, as i'm sure others are.
This is awesome for wxRuby on sooo many levels (wxWindows 2.5.x supports
alpha transparency to!)
> This brings me to the point of the email - what if we we changed the
> names "wxruby / wxruby-swig" to "wxruby-2.4 / wxruby-2.5", after the
> version of wxWidgets they supported? To me this makes more sense than
> the 'swig' postfix, because it passes useful information. I'd like some
> discussion on this, because I'd like a proper name before this gets
I think naming wxRuby after the wxWindows version will be more confusing
then helpful, since wxRuby will need it's own versioning to support its
own features, compatibility with wxWindows and of course bug fixes,
etc... but i agree about dropping the '-swig' postfix.
> In closing, I'm really excited how wxruby-swig/2.5 is shaping up. It's
> one of the only GUI's for Ruby that really support Linux, Mac, and OS X
I'm very excited as well, keep up the great work!
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