View Full Version : GUI: Need some advice

November 29th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Hey fellow ubuntu-users

I'm new to GUI-programming, and I think it's quite a hard subject to start on.

I started my journey in the TK/TCL corner with my favorite language, Ruby, and this was quite easy to install. However, when browsing various tutorials on the net, only some of the features worked, since the repositories only offer TK/TCL 8.4, even though 8.5 seems to be like 2 years old already. I could not find any newcomers way to install bindings for TK/TCL 8.5 either. (On a sidenote, why are repository-software soo old? I mean, ruby1.8 is quite old now aswell?)

Well, this won't stop me. However the next adventure wasn't much better, when installing wxWidgets from the repository and wxRuby via rubygems, nothing seems to work either. (At least not for me)

I wonder if ruby is just not meant to have GUI's?

My question is now, what you experienced folks would suggest:

- Waste even more time, compiling ruby from scratch, to make TK/TCL 8.5 work
- Waste time, solving the wxRuby problems
- Simply convert to python, since i know both TK and wx works here (though I like the ruby-syntax better)
- Give up and just get used to console-graphics

Thanks in advance :-)


Nick Brunt
November 29th, 2010, 02:23 PM
A quick Google search turned up this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXpwC1o5AcI