I’ve ditched Ruby for my mpd project and started using Python. Not that I like python that much more but the Gstreamer library for python is much more complete. I really wanted gapless playback and the Ruby Gstreamer libray just doesn’t support that. If it does by the time you read this: please let me know :)
The new Pmpd project (looking for a better name) can be found on github. The hardest part so far is having to restructure the sources. Python is not a difficult language to master at all but I’m very picky on how everything fits together. My ruby project felt right on that part. But the python equivelant has some things I just don’t like enough up to now.