[Libvir] ANNOUNCE: Ruby bindings for libvirt

Meng Kuan mengkuan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 03:28:03 UTC 2007

Hi David,

On 20 Nov 2007, at 5:10 AM, David Lutterkort wrote:

> I'm pleased to announce the availability of Ruby bindings for libvirt.
> The main site for them is http://libvirt.org/ruby
> API docs can be found at http://libvirt.org/ruby/api/index.html
> An initial release is at http://libvirt.org/ruby/download - the  
> bindings
> are mostly complete, though there are a number of less frequently used
> functions that are not covered yet.
> Please send all your patches (and comments/questions) to this list.

Two suggestions on making the binding more ruby-ish:

1. Let opening a connection yield a conn object where possible so  
that we can write something like this:

   Libvirt::open("qemu:///system") do |conn|
     dom = conn.lookupDomainByName("mydomain")

   At the end of the block, conn.close will be automatically called  
as a cleanup action.

2. Change method calls on ruby objects to use underscores instead of  
camelcase. For instance, conn.lookupDomainByName should be  
conn.lookup_domain_by_name instead.


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