ShoeBot (a free software DrawBot implementation) is out! Time to Sugarize some Ruby apps?
sj at laptop.org
Sun Nov 9 13:17:46 EST 2008
Shoebot, a free-software version of the awesome Mac program DrawBot
(which relies heavily Cocoa), is finished. Thanks to David Crossland
who tipped me off to this.
>From its getting started page:
== Shoebot from the console ==
Shoebot parses scripts written in the Nodebox/Drawbot language and
creates image output from those instructions. Running Shoebot scripts
through the console is straightforward: sbot <yourscript.bot> -o
You can specify the type of image through the output file extension:
* .svg (Scalable Vector Graphics)
* .ps (PostScript)
* .pdf (Portable Document Format)
* .png (Portable Network Graphics)
Shoebot will automagically generate the appropriate output from the
extension you specify.
For instance, to output the primitives.bot example to an SVG file, type:
sbot /usr/share/shoebot/examples/primitives.bot -o test.svg
This is Shoebot's 'oneshot mode'. However, see also:
* Shoebot IDE
* Socketserver - control your scripts from external sources
* Python Module - run Shoebot from inside your Python scripts
It's written in Ruby, and shouldn't be so hard to sugarize... are
there any other fine Ruby programs that have jumped the XO?
A ruby emulator bundled with Hackety Hack lessons also seems like an
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