Ruby-GConf allows Ruby developers to write applications that store their configuration data using GConf (1.0.x). GConf is a configuration database system written by Havoc Pennington et al, and part of the GNOME application development framework (although it can be used separately).
glark offers grep-like searching of text files, with very powerful, complex regular expressions (e.g., "/foo\w+/ and /bar[^\d]*baz$/ within 4 lines of each other"). It also highlights the matches, displays context (preceding and succeeding lines), does case-insensitive matches, and automatic exclusion of non-text files. It supports most options from the GNU version of grep.