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 While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.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.

Christoph
 Score 6.12

ruby-progressbar

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

fuubar

the instafailing RSpec progress bar formatter

 Rubygem fuubar
 Score 0.65

progress_bar

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

ProgressBar

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

progress

Show progress of long running tasks

 Rubygem progress
 Github toy/progress
 Score 0.35

powerbar

The last progressbar-library you'll ever need

 Rubygem powerbar
 Score 0.06

spinning_cursor

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

multi_progress_bar

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

shell-spinner

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

 Score 0.01

progress-meter

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

 Rubygem progress-meter