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- an artsy any-platform app kit
- http://shoesrb.com
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-# About Shoes
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-Shoes is the best little DSL for cross-platform GUI programming there is. It feels like real Ruby, rather than just another C++ library wrapper. If Gtk or wxWidgets is Rails, Shoes is Sinatra.
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-# Let me tell you a story about Shoes
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- Way way back in the day, there was a guy named \_why. He created a project known as [Hackety Hack](http://hackety-hack.com) to teach programming to everyone. In order to reach all corners of the earth, \_why decided to make Hackety Hack work on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. This was a lot of work, and so \_why decided to share his toolkit with the world. Thus, Shoes was born.
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-Everybody loved Shoes. Many apps were made, and put into [The Shoebox](http://the-shoebox.org/). But, one day, \_why left. In his memory, Team Shoes assembled, and carried on making Shoes. They released Shoes 3 in late summer 2010.
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-# Shoes Around the Web
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-If you want to keep up to date with what's going on with Shoes, you can find us in various places:
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-* [Official Shoes Site](http://shoesrb.com/)
-* [Source Code @ GitHub](http://github.com/shoes/shoes)
-* [Issue tracker @ GitHub](http://github.com/shoes/shoes/issues)
-* [Mailing List](http://librelist.com/browser/shoes/) (send an email to shoes@librelist.com to join)
-* [Twitter account](http://twitter.com/shoooesrb)
-* [Facebook page](http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shoes/132605040125019)
-* IRC room on Freenode, #shoes
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-# Helping out with Shoes
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-So you'd like to lend a helping hand, eh? Great! We'd love to have you. To submit a patch to Shoes, just fork us, and send a pull request.
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-If you don't have any ideas yourself, take a look at the [Issue tracker](http://github.com/shoes/shoes/issues) and see if anything strikes your fancy. If you need help working on something, don't be afraid to post to the mailing list about it!
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-Be sure to [peer into the Shoes Wiki](https://github.com/shoes/shoes/wiki) for instructions on how to get the source code to build, and to learn more knowledge that will come in handy if you want to help out!
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-If you're not a programmer, you can help Shoes by talking about it! Blog posts, tweets, tell your neighbors, call your grandma, whatever! Share Shoes with everyone!

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