Hackety Hack for Ubuntu

Brian DeLacey bdelacey at gmail.com
Wed May 23 15:41:56 BST 2007

Hackety Hack <http://hacketyhack.net/> is a new open source program for
learning programming using Ruby. An early release on Ubuntu was released
last night. It's a pretty remarkable learning tool developed by why the
lucky stiff, <http://www.whytheluckystiff.net/> who has a long list of
technically impressive projects built in and around Ruby.

The Ubuntu pre-pre-release is now available for an early glimpse. I
installed it on the latest Ubuntu without any problems. Here's how you can

This binary is built on Ubuntu Feisty (i686).  You will need to supply
firefox and wxwindows.
On Ubuntu:

 sudo apt-get install libwxgtk2.8-0
 cd hacketyhack-0.L
/firefox:. ./hacketyhack

I'd be interested in any thoughts you may have on Hackety Hack. Over the
next few months, Canonical will be looking  to promote Ubuntu / Edubuntu as
an ideal teaching environment for computer programming in schools.

I've also been in contact with Dell about their upcoming release of
Dell/Ubuntu machines. Their Boston office is looking into what they might be
able to do in the way of a public meeting forum. I'll be doing a
presentation of Ruby/Rails/Hackety Hack using Ubuntu at the June 20th
meeting of the Boston Linux User

- Brian
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