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Firefox 3 vs. CentOS 4 Linux


over 6 years ago by Todd Ogasawara on O'Reilly Ruby.
If you install Firefox 3 on CentOS 4 (RHEL4 clone), keep a copy of Firefox 2 handy. Firefox 3 wants GTK 2.10 or newer and CentOS 4's GTK is 2.4. Read on...

Slackware 12.1 - The Newest Version of the Oldest Surviving Linux Distribution


over 6 years ago by Caitlyn Martin on O'Reilly Ruby.
Slackware has a well earned reputation for reliability, stability, and performance. It may also be the least user friendly major Linux distribution on...

Ruby Mendicant: Proterozoic Prawn


over 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Continuing on a theme, this post brings you the latest news from Prawn, the Ruby PDF library currently being developed under the auspices of the Ruby Mendicant...

A quick Ruby hack to steal some OS X goodness


over 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
I really like the open command on OS X, but I was too lazy to look for its Linux equivalent. Actually, my solution probably took less time than sifting...

Ruby Mendicant: Archaean Prawn


over 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Several weeks ago I wrote about the first development checkpoint for Prawn, the PDF library currently being developed for the Ruby Mendicant project. I...

Is QWERTY harming language design?


over 6 years ago by Daniel Berger on O'Reilly Ruby.
One of the rather unique features of the Fortress1 programming language is that it has builtin support for Unicode operators. For example, instead of using...

Ruby Mendicant: Hadean Prawn


over 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
Back in March, I announced the Ruby Mendicant project after several readers of this blog encouraged me to pursue the idea. For those who didn't see the...

A Ruby WTF


over 6 years ago by Gregory Brown on O'Reilly Ruby.
While working on Prawn, I ran into this (not-so) fun little gotcha: >> 1.to_sym => nil >> 101241.to_sym => nil Anyone cool enough to tell me what this feature...

Help Lessig Tag Congress


over 6 years ago by Timothy M. O'Brien on O'Reilly Ruby.
Sorry, it isn't entirely Ruby related... it is Python Django to be specific, but it is a message aimed at you ("the wiki-worker types") from Lawrence Lessig...

Surprising Contender: NetBeans as a Ruby MySQL IDE


over 6 years ago by Timothy M. O'Brien on O'Reilly Ruby.
I'm sure you don't believe it, doesn't seem like NetBeans is going to take the Ruby developer world by storm, but Sun seems to be pouring money into Ruby...