[MacRuby-devel] call for help!
lsansonetti at apple.com
Sun Nov 1 12:36:20 PST 2009
Things are shaping pretty nicely in trunk and we expect to release the
second beta in a few days. We receive bug reports every day, it's
great that people are testing it, and the final release will be
If you are interested in contributing to the project and you do not
have the time or expertise to learn the source code & contribute
patches, there are still crucial things that you could do:
1) Test as many Ruby code (gems, libraries) as possible with MacRuby
and report us feedback, if the code crashes, runs slowly or leaks all
your memory. If you report a runtime crash, it would be even better if
you could take the time to reduce the problem into a few lines of
Ruby, this saves us (well, me :)) time. Things we don't run yet (but
should): rspec, mocha, activesupport (that's a big one!), etc.
2) Write Cocoa samples! MacRuby ships with a few samples but we
desperately need more & better ones. If you play with MacRuby to do
Cocoa development and use a specific framework/feature, it would be
awesome if you could contribute it back as a sample application.
Things we do not cover in samples: core data, bindings, opengl, many
Cocoa classes, etc.
3) Document your experience as part of a website tutorial or recipe.
We are trying to build a "documentation center" for MacRuby resources
at http://www.macruby.org/documentation.html and we desperately need
more content. Contributing new or enhancing existing content would be
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