full speed ahead!
WHAT IS IT?
Freightrain is a MVVM (model/view/viewmodel) framework for developing desktop applications in ruby
HOW DO I GET IT?
If you plan to use the gtk+ extensions (the best supported at the moment), you should also have the gtk2 gem installed. Before installing the gem you should also have the dev library for pango, cairo, glib and gtk2 installed. On ubuntu you can get all you need with:
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev sudo apt-get install libruby1.8 ruby1.8-dev gem install gtk2
When you're done with that you can install freightrain with:
gem install freightrain
HOW DO I USE IT?
There are small examples in the /examples repository folder An up to date larger example : github.com/bolthar/intersect Note that the project is currently in ALPHA state. Use it in production at your own risk :-)
After installing the freightrain gem using the above instructions, to get a working stub open a terminal and type in: ftrain app my_app this will create a new directory my_app containing the application stub. To run the stub application, cd into the directory and type: ruby my_app.rb this should pop up an empty window with the title 'my_app'.
'ftrain' command not working? Look here => stackoverflow.com/questions/909673/gems-and-ubuntu-9-04
Documentation coming soon.
WHERE DO I REPORT BUGS/FEATURE REQUESTS?
Would also be very appreciated:
Reports about installation issues (GTK2, ruby/gnome, ftrain)
Reports about different platforms (could you install on OSX? Let me know!)
For his help with the qtruby bindings
For bug reports and fixing the instructions