(Apologies if this post appears twice - the Google Groups web interface seems to have dumped my first attempt)
Just letting you know I've made the first release of Hobo - version 0.4, MIT license
Get Hobo, and watch the screencast of building a complete app in five minutes, at:
What is Hobo?
-- Hobo extends Rails in a number of ways, to let you build full blown web applications very quickly and easily.
-- Hobo lets you add dynamic Ajax interfaces to your application with no extra programming.
-- Hobo gives your application switchable themes, so you can have an elegant design right out of the box.
-- DRYML, an extension to ERB with user-defined tags.
-- A generic controller that eliminates almost all controller code.
-- Various active-record extensions, including a declarative permission system.
-- Much more
Who is it for?
-- Hobo can speed up the creation of rich, complex web applications as well as simple internal apps and rapid prototypes.
-- Hobo is a great way for newcomers to Ruby on Rails to learn and practice agile, iterative application development.