A packaged version of the Ruby language v 1.8.4 (configured for BONE networking)
This is yet another binary package of Ruby, which may fill in a hole or two not covered by the other BeOS releases. I've been using it happily for a year, but never released it before because it was not quite complete -- in particular, no net or sockets. These have finally been added in this release.
I've sort of come to the conclusion that Ruby is the most important development in computer languages in the past 20 years or so. It just is slick! So anything I can do to widen its visibility I'm happy to...
This is Ruby 1.8.4, which corresponds to the latest edition of the "Programming Ruby" ("Pickaxe") textbook. The "irb" script actually has a xicon script filetype, so if you have that installed you can make a link to /boot/home/config/bin/irb from your desktop, and invoke it with a double-click.This will probably work just as well on non-BONE systems. I no longer have net_server set up on my own machine -- and I don't like switching -- but I just tried turning net-server back on on another machine, and Ruby still worked fine! Give it a try...
Details about this version:
This version at last adds Sockets and Networking (for BONE only) to the package.
I believe that, aside from sockets, everything else should also run under basic R5. (Also note that this package is identical to the previous aside from the addition of socket.so. So if you're updating, rather than unpacking the whole thing again, you might want to just find that in the zip file, extract it, and move it over to /boot/home/config/lib/ruby/1.8/i586-beos)
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