Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

 Score 6.12


Ruby/ProgressBar is an extremely flexible text progress bar library for Ruby. The output can be customized with a flexible formatting system including: percentage, bars of various formats, elapsed time and estimated time remaining.

 Score 1.36


the instafailing RSpec progress bar formatter

 Rubygem fuubar
 Score 0.65


Give people feedback about long-running tasks without overloading them with information: Use a progress bar, like Curl or Wget!

 Rubygem progress_bar
 Score 0.64


Ruby/ProgressBar is a text progress bar library for Ruby. It can indicate progress with percentage, a progress bar, and estimated remaining time.

 Score 0.39


Show progress of long running tasks

 Rubygem progress
 Github toy/progress
 Score 0.35


The last progressbar-library you'll ever need

 Rubygem powerbar
 Score 0.06


Spinning Cursor is a flexible DSL that allows you to easily produce a customizable waiting/loading message for your Ruby command line program. Beautifully keep your users informed with what your program is doing when a more complex solution, such as a progress bar, doesn't fit your needs.

 Score 0.02


Displays multiple progress bars using Ncurses. Useful for displaying the status of multiple test runs, say, distributed across different machines. Which is exactly why I wrote it.

 Score 0.02


Gem provides animated spinner for UNIX shell and could be used with rake tasks and any console scripts

 Score 0.01


Print progress reports for loops, like the Smart::Comments package in perl.

 Rubygem progress-meter