[ANN] R-Bus, a native Ruby implementation of D-Bus
kristoffer.lunden at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 20:56:48 PDT 2007
just put the source code up at the project page at Rubyforge. Finally
found the time to clean it up a bit and polish the docs a little.
R-Bus is a native Ruby implementation of the D-Bus protocol, with
these goals in mind:
* Ruby + standard library is the only dependencies
* A Rubyish API, approach and way of doing things
* Complete client functionality
* A comprehensive test suite
Subversion: svn checkout svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/rbus/trunk rbus
API, tutorial, etc: http://rbus.rubyforge.org/doc/
The license is GPL.
No gems or tarballs yet, as I want some eyes on both API and code
first, it'd be much appreciated!
Current status is that it covers pretty much all client functionality
apart from exporting objects, which should be one of the things next
on the list.
It has support for a threaded event loop as well as using the GLib one
with the Ruby-GNOME2 bindings. There was some concern earlier over
threads, but it works really well so far, and the native Java
implementation seems to have a similar approach. It should also be
possible to add more loop types without too much problem, I hope.
There are some more things that are missing here and there, but what
is needed most of all is lots, no *LOTS* of testing. There's sure to
be plenty of things that do not work as they should, especially in
complex marshaling combinations. Also it's all just tested on one
Linux machine so far, so "worked on my machine"-syndrome is probably
more fact than possibility. ;-)
Both more automated tests as well as example scripts and applications
would be more than welcome - also useful scripts in other languages
than Ruby would be cool, so they could be translated for testing
purposes. See the examples directory for some currently working stuff.
There's plenty more to tell, I'm sure, but for the ones interested,
there's plenty of docs and code to check out, and of course, feel free
to ask any questions you may have. Everyone's invited. ;-)
Sorry it took so long, for those who may have waited.
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✉ kristoffer.lunden at gamemaker.nu
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