Time for a Ruby Editor/IDE.

Posted by carlitos_esquer on Mar 13, 2012 12:23 AM EST
rubymx (spanish blog); By Carlitos Esquer
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I was searching the net and find Redcar, i know it is older, but something which surprised me is in the dependencies. Why is writing an editor for a language which requires another language cool?

I was searching the net and find Redcar, i know it is older, but something which surprised me is in the dependencies. Why is writing an editor for a language which requires another language cool? (well i know that many will say that every actual interpreter/compiler depends on C, at leat). If we want to be honest, we need to write the Ruby Editor/IDE with something more rubyish then Java. Don't misunderstand me, JRuby is faboulous, but as a form to teasing Java programmers to engage on Ruby. There are many, too many, GUI Toolkits for Ruby (GTK, FLTK, RubyFX, QT, Shoes, etc) which can be used to write the Editor, even more i think that we must set on GTK/QT, any of them because they are the default Toolkits for every Linux-Desktop, and both can run in Windows/OSX.

We can not start flame wars over our loved language, Ok!, but making an IDE for ruby wich dependencies read:

Windows

Dependencies:

Ruby (http://rubyinstaller.org/) Java (http://www.java.com/en/download/)

Linux

Dependencies:

Rubygems (on Ubuntu install package rubygems1.8) Java (on Ubuntu install package openjdk-6-jre) Gecko (on Ubuntu install package firefox-dev. See Common Problems if you cannot find this package.)

is not cool, and not smart... Anyone can read, "Ruby is an addon for Java", "Ruby needs Java", etc. Thanks for your reading! Spanish Translation available!

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