[MacRuby-devel] call for help!

Conrad Taylor conradwt at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 17:04:29 PST 2009

On Sun, Nov 1, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Laurent Sansonetti
<lsansonetti at apple.com>wrote:

> Hi guys,
> 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 awesome :-)
> 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:

I have the following questions in regards to submitting code/patches:

1)  Is there an Xcode project file for operating on the source?

2)  How does properly create a patch file for submittal and should this be
filed as a ticket?

> 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.

Yes, activesupport is keeping from playing with activemodel at the moment.
 Also, RSpec, at the absolute minimum, would be a great addition to the
MacRuby project.  Is anyone working on activesupport at the moment?


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 greatly
> appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Laurent

Thanks in advance for any input in regards to the above.


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