Esta es una lista con los 30 proyectos Ruby con más descargas (según RubyForge).

Ranking Proyecto Descargas
1

One-Click Ruby Installer

A self-contained installer that includes the Ruby language, dozens of popular extensions, a syntax-highlighting editor and the book "Programming Ruby: The Pragmatic Programmer's Guide". Platforms: Windows NT/2000/XP, (OS X in development).

2,177,661
2

RubyGems

RubyGems is the Ruby standard for publishing and managing third party libraries.

1,069,965
3

Instant Rails

Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails, Apache, and MySQL, all pre-configured and ready to run. No installer, you simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not modify your system environment.

491,482
4

Rails

Rails is a web-application framework for the MVC pattern that includes both a template engine, controller framework, and object-relational mapping package. Everything needed to develop web-apps that can run on CGI, FastCGI, and mod_ruby.

385,435
5

RMagick

An interface to the ImageMagick (www.imagemagick.org) and GraphicsMagick (www.graphicsmagick.org) image processing libraries. Supports more than 100 image formats, including GIF, JPEG, PNG. Package includes HTML documentation and 185 examples.

137,042
6

FLVTool2

FLVTool2 is a manipulation tool for Macromedia Flash Video files (FLV). It can calculate a lot of meta data, insert an onMetaData tag, cut FLV files, add cue points (onCuePoint), show the FLV structure and print meta data information in XML or YAML.

133,999
7

Ruby

Main Ruby language project for providing a mirror of the Ruby releases, tracking bugs, etc.

117,292
8

Instiki

A wiki clone pretty and easy to set up. Runs on Rails and focuses on portability and stability. Supports file uploads, PDF export, RSS, multiple users and password protection. Some use Instiki as a CMS because of it’s ability to export static pages.

98,963
9

ActiveRecord

Implements the ActiveRecord pattern (Fowler, PoEAA) for ORM. It ties database tables and classes together for business objects, like Customer or Subscription, that can find, save, and destroy themselves without resorting to manual SQL.

94,417
10

Nitro

Nitro is an efficient, yet simple engine for developing professional Web Applications using the Ruby language.

93,073
11

Win32 Utils

A series of packages that provide Ruby interfaces to Win32 systems and services. This project supports the Windows NT family of operating systems *only*.

89,106
12

Action Pack

Eases web-request routing, handling, and response as a half-way front, half-way page controller. Implemented with specific emphasis on enabling easy unit/integration testing that doesn't require a browser.

86,513
13

Watir

Watir is a testing tool for automating browser-based tests of web applications. It is a Ruby library that works with Internet Explorer on Windows.

82,704
14

Rake

Rake is a Ruby make-like utility using standard Ruby syntax for the build specification file.

78,034
15

FreeRIDE

The FreeRIDE project is a pure Ruby Integrated Development Environment.

75,352
16

Action Mailer

Simplifies the creation of mail service classes that uses Action View (from Action Pack) to render the body templates.

69,090
17

SQLite-Ruby

A Ruby interface for the SQLite database engine.

68,213
18

typo

Typo is a lean weblogging engine powered by rails. It supports XMLRPC posting, ping/trackback, comments, textile, markdown, categories, all common exports, fulltext search and so on.

68,025
19

Ruby/DBI

Ruby/DBI develops a database independent interface for accessing databases - similar to Perl's DBI.

66,806
20

Active Support

Utility classes and extension to the standard library that were required by Rails, but found of general use.

62,094
21

Action Web Service

Simple support for publishing Web Service APIs for Rails applications. Supports SOAP and XML-RPC, as well as generating WSDL for SOAP bindings.

54,763
22

FXRuby

FXRuby is an extension module for Ruby that provides an interface to the FOX GUI toolkit.

52,872
23

ruby-oci8

ruby-oci8 is a ruby interface for Oracle using OCI8 API. It is available with Oracle8, Oracle8i, Oracle9i, Oracle10g and Oracle Instant Client. Use oracle module by yoshidam in RAA for Oracle7.

43,809
24

Mongrel

A small fast HTTP server for Ruby and JRuby that can be used to host web frameworks directly with HTTP. Please report tickets on the Mongrel website: http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/ .

41,505
25

RSpec

RSpec is a Behaviour Driven Development framework for Ruby. It implements concepts described in Dave Astel's first BDD article: http://tinyurl.com/yl8mzu

37,288
26

Seattle.rb Projects

Projects created by members of Seattle.rb that wouldn't otherwise have a decent home.

36,549
27

wxRuby

wxRuby is a cross-platform GUI toolkit with a comprehensive widget set and native look and feel, based on the mature wxWidgets framework. wxRuby2 offers the most complete, correct and up-to-date functionality; new users are advised to download these gems.

36,258
28

RWD Applications

Ruby scripts that can be used with the RubyWebDialogs GUI interface. These tools and applications are useful for simple tasks.

34,251
29

Net::SSH

Net::SSH is to SSH as Net::Telnet is to Telnet and Net::HTTP is to HTTP. Perform non-interactive SSH processing, purely from Ruby!

32,461
30

Ruby PDF Tools

Tools written in pure Ruby (no C extensions) for working with PDF documents. For bug reports, svn access, and wiki, see: http://stonecode.svnrepository.com/ruby_pdf

31,494

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