This is a set of bindings for the GNOME 2.x and 3.x libraries to use from Ruby 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3.
RubyGnome2 alternatives and similar gems
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3.4 7.0 RubyGnome2 VS GlimmerDSL Framework consisting of a DSL Engine and a Data-Binding Library used in Glimmer DSL for SWT (JRuby Desktop Development GUI Framework), Glimmer DSL for Opal (Pure Ruby Web GUI), Glimmer DSL for LibUI (Prerequisite-Free Ruby Desktop Development GUI Library), Glimmer DSL for Tk (Ruby Tk Desktop Development GUI Library), Glimmer DSL for GTK (Ruby-GNOME Desktop Development GUI Library), Glimmer DSL for XML (& HTML), and Glimmer DSL for CSS
Gladiator (short for Glimmer Editor) is a Glimmer DSL for SWT sample project under on-going development that demonstrates how to build a text editor in Ruby using Glimmer DSL for SWT (JRuby Desktop Development GUI Library). It is not intended to be a full-fledged editor by any means, yet mostly a fun educational exercise in using Glimmer. Gladiator is also a personal tool for shaping an editor exactly the way I like, with all the keyboard shortcuts I prefer. I leave building truly professional text editors to software tooling experts who would hopefully use Glimmer one day. Otherwise, I have been happily using Gladiator to develop all my open-source projects since May of 2020.
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Ruby bindings for GNOME
This is a set of bindings for the GNOME 3.x and 4.x libraries to use from Ruby 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7.
Install the current releases.
The gems of the Ruby-GNOME projects can be easily installed with the
For example in order to install the gtk3 gem and its dependencies:
gem install gtk3
Install from GitHub master branch
You can also install these gems from GitHub master branch.
Gemfile like the following:
source "https://rubygems.org/" git "https://github.com/ruby-gnome/ruby-gnome.git" do gem "gtk3" end
Install these gems by Bundler:
% bundle install
% ruby extconf.rb % make % sudo make install
To compile and install a particular sub-binding, you can add arguments:
% ruby extconf.rb [subdir]... e.g.) ruby extconf.rb glib2 pango atk gdk_pixbuf2 gtk2
Or you can compile each sub-binding:
% cd <each sub-directory> % ruby extconf.rb % make % sudo make install
- ruby directory
- top source directory
- top directory
- if some libraries fail to compile/install, "make" command returns 1(exit 1)
Please report bugs either in our bug tracker
or on the ruby-gnome2-devel-en / ruby-gnome2-devel-ja mailing list
Copyright (c) 2002-2021 Ruby-GNOME Project Team
This program is free software. You can distribute/modify this program under the terms of the GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2.1.
Some GTK+ 3 examples are licensed under GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or any later version later; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
See gtk3/sample/ directory for details.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the RubyGnome2 README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.