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    Ruby-Qt/KDE Book
    Tutorial Series   Ruby
    Previous   basic level of ruby skills
    What's Next   n/a
    Further Reading   n/a

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    This tutorial uses Qt4 Ruby bindings that no longer work on Qt 5 and KDE Frameworks 5.


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    About Ruby Bindings

    Through the engagement of only a few guys the project Korundum on Rubyforge was raised, which allowed to use the famous Qt toolkit within the [ruby language]. The bindings were were ported to allow the use of Qt4 and KDE4. After years of development this bindings can be considered as stable for production usage. [1]

    Future Plans

    After creating a minimum of content the wiki pages will be copied into a book made with LaTeX for people prefering to work with a printed version of this set of tutorials. Afterwards the book should be synchronized with the wiki maybe every half year.


    Installation Of Ruby

    Installation of Ruby
    setup ruby itself for end-user and developers

    Installation Of Bindings

    Installation on Linux
    setup ruby bindings for end-user and developers on Linux-based systems
    Installation on Mac OS
    setup ruby bindings for end-user and developers on Apple Mac OS
    Installation on Windows
    setup ruby bindings for end-user and developers on Microsoft Windows

    The Ruby Language


    Before starting into Ruby-KDE hacking you may want to refresh your Ruby. Or do you meet Ruby for the first time? Take a look on these sites:
    Official Ruby Homepage with a lot of information
    Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby
    Very famous ruby guide in comic style
    Test Ruby right in your browser
    a lot of ruby documentation with usefull links
    Ruby Programming from Wikibooks

    Usefull Tools
    Share Ruby code with friends (i.e. in IRC)
    Share usefull code snippets in different languages and learn from other people
    Improve the Vim editor with intelligent Ruby code completion features
    Ruby Editors
    List from the Ruby Programming Wikibook

    First Steps

    Hello World
    Start with some simple ruby programs using Qt


    1. Richard Dale: KDE Bindings in KDE 4.5. In: his blog (January 2010).