March, 2008

Mar 08

Does anyone have the ruby-maemo source?

Tom Swindell (AKA alterego) created the Maemo bindings for Ruby and they’re great. I’m writing a couple of programs with them, including Nibbles, my feed reader. Unfortunately, Tom seems to have vanished and I’ve not been able to find the source code for the bindings anywhere. Does anyone have it? I’d really like a copy.

In other news, I hear that a new release of ruby-gtk2 is near. This is excellent as it will hopefully fix the battery life problem with the current bindings where Ruby/GTK programs (and, therefore, Ruby/Maemo programs) wake up 100 times a second regardless of what they’re doing. Happy days.