Diakonos is a customizable, usable console-based text editor. It features arbitrary language scripting, an interactive help system, bookmarking, regular expression searching, parsed ("smart") indentation, macro recording and playback, a multi-element clipboard, multi-level undo, a customizable status line, completely customizable keyboard mapping, and customizable syntax highlighting.
Cinabox (Continuous Integration in a Box) automates the setup of a Continuous Integration (CI) system by doing The Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work. It consists of two simple scripts to set up a cruisecontrolrb CI server from scratch on an Ubuntu 8.04 system: one script to bootstrap Ruby, and another script to set up CI.
tuitest is a tool to create and run automated tests of text user interfaces. It is meant as a complement to the widespread use of unit tests, and uses concepts known from GUI testing tools with the difference that it applies them specifically to text- and terminal-based user interfaces. It consists of a recorder that records the interaction with an application under tests and generates a Ruby script that replays the same interaction, optionally with the same timing. Ruby replaying is supported through a native Ruby module.
XapianFu is a Ruby library for working with Xapian databases. It builds on the GPL licensed Xapian Ruby bindings, but provides an interface more in-line with "The Ruby Way"(tm) and is considerably easier to use. For example, you can work almost entirely with Hash objects, and XapianFu will handle converting the Hash keys into Xapian term prefixes when indexing and when parsing queries. It also handles storing and retrieving hash entries as Xapian::Document values. XapianFu basically gives you a persistent Hash with full text indexing (and ACID transactions).
Refinery is a Ruby on Rails content management system for small business sites where the client needs to be able to update their Web site themselves without being bombarded with anything too complicated. It is truly aimed at the end user, making it easy for them to pick up and make changes themselves.