12.3. FXRuby (FOX)

The FOX system is also relatively new technology; its emphasis is on speed and consistency between platforms. Its extreme consistency is achieved in part by its self-reliance; it is not a wrapper for a native GUI, as some other systems are implemented.

At its heart, it is based on C++, though of course, bindings can be created for essentially any language (as they have been for Ruby). Because its internals are object-oriented from the start, it interfaces well with Ruby and is fairly naturally extensible.

FOX isn’t as widespread as Tk or GTK+, but it is popular among Ruby programmers. Part of the reason for this is the excellent Ruby binding called FXRuby (hosted at http://fxruby.org). FXRuby is the work of Lyle Johnson, who ...

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