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Luis L. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 01:50
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Hello Ruby for Windows users!

At last second release candidate of 186-27 got released.

First I'll like to explain why this took so long:

When preparing this release (RC2), release 1.3.0 of RubyGems turned
completely broken for Windows users.

After several weeks, version 1.3.1 was released, but new version of
Rake (0.8.2 and 0.8.3) showed also problems.

While one of the issues where solved, the other is until now on hold,
and that's one of the reasons we are sticking to Rake version 0.8.1.

At the same time, I'm focusing forces and time in tools that will ease
the release of native gems for Windows and the work on the new
installer based on GCC (MinGW).

Rest assured this project is far away from being dead.

This is a reply to previous discussion in the list:

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/msg/...

You can download the new installer from the following URL:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167&release_id=28426

Thanks to everybody that reported bugs, features and issues with the
install process.

Also for other developers caring about this project.

===

The following are the list of things implemented and fixed in this RC
and previous one:

2008-11 Release 27 - RC2
* Upgraded RubyGems to 1.3.1
* Upgraded Hpricot to 0.6.164
* Silent installation option (/D) now works. Fixes #22572

2008-10 Release 27 - RC1
* Upgraded Ruby to 1.8.6 patch level 287
* Upgraded RubyGems to 1.2.0
* Upgraded Rake to 0.8.1
* Removed Rake batch file monkeypatches
* Upgraded FXRuby to 1.6.16
* Upgraded SciTE to 1.76. Fixes #8596
* Merged SciTE Ruby properties file.
* Upgraded OpenGL to 0.60.0
* Upgraded Expat to 2.0.1
* Upgraded Ruby/DBI to 0.2.2
* Upgraded VRuby to vruby080229
* Upgraded win32-api to 1.2.0
* Upgraded windows-api to 0.2.4
* Upgraded windows-pr to 0.9.3
* Upgraded win32-file-stat to 1.3.1
* Upgraded win32-file to 0.5.5
* Upgraded win32-clipboard to 0.4.4
* Upgraded win32-eventlog to 0.5.0
* Upgraded win32-process to 0.5.9
* Properly identify SystemDrive. Fixes #4946
* Make RUBYOPT optional as default
* Unset INPUTRC during uninstall. Fixes #4981
* Added IRB Shortcut to easy access. Fixes #8489
* Copy Emacs files to /misc. Fixes #5600
* Removed duplicated Zlib extension from installer. Fixes #22028
* Updated .inputrc for European keyboards
* Patch batch file to remove sandbox paths. Fixes #22329
Tim H. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 02:30
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Luis L. wrote:
> Hello Ruby for Windows users!
>
> At last second release candidate of 186-27 got released.
>

Thanks so much for your work, Luis! I know this represents many hours of
effort on your part. Many 1000's of Ruby users will benefit from it.
Bill W. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 04:16
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Hi Luis,

Luis L. wrote:


> First I'll like to explain why this took so long:

That certainly gives me a more informed appreciation for just how much
we,
I, owe you.  Without the work you've done, Luis, most current
Windows-based
users of Ruby wouldn't be.  Me included.  Thank you very much for your
continued efforts.  I, and many others, are grateful.

Best regards,
Bill
Luis L. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 05:31
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On Nov 20, 12:11 am, Bill W. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> Best regards,
> Bill

Thank you Bill and Tim for your kind words.

None of this will be possible without Curt H. and Andy H. work
all these years, I'm just doing maintenance :-)

I believe Ruby on Windows has much more potential than the continuous
ranting from Linux or OSX developers and their arguments about it.

Whatever can be done to ease the path of transition, integration and
co-existance, I'll go for it, that's my objective (besides trying to
conquer the world, of course).

Cheers,
Aaron P. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 06:38
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On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 12:26:15PM +0900, Luis L. wrote:
> >
>
> Whatever can be done to ease the path of transition, integration and
> co-existance, I'll go for it, that's my objective (besides trying to
> conquer the world, of course).

Actually.......

What I would really like is a service where I can upload a gem, it will
unpack the gem, then run the tests under windows.

I have my windows-less cross compilation working like a charm, but the
only thing keeping me from frolicking in a a windows-free world is
making sure
my tests work.

Even if the server made strict assumptions like 'rake test' runs the
tests, that would be perfect (as long as I knew the assumptions ;-).
Luis L. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 15:20
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On Nov 20, 2:32 am, Aaron P. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
wrote:
> > > continued efforts.  I, and many others, are grateful.
> > ranting from Linux or OSX developers and their arguments about it.
>
> > Whatever can be done to ease the path of transition, integration and
> > co-existance, I'll go for it, that's my objective (besides trying to
> > conquer the world, of course).
>
> Actually.......
>
> What I would really like is a service where I can upload a gem, it will
> unpack the gem, then run the tests under windows.
>

There was Fire brigade:

http://eigenclass.org/hiki/firebrigade-launched

But looks no more operational.

> I have my windows-less cross compilation working like a charm, but the
> only thing keeping me from frolicking in a a windows-free world is making sure
> my tests work.

WINE is not a option for you? it could let you run the tests/specs as
Windows.

> Even if the server made strict assumptions like 'rake test' runs the
> tests, that would be perfect (as long as I knew the assumptions ;-).
>

I'll like that too, cross platform CI sounds interesting, maybe a
company will like to sponsor that? I know there is run.code.run, but
is not cross platform and is not distributed.

http://runcoderun.com/
David M. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 16:07
Luis L. wrote:
>
> I believe Ruby on Windows has much more potential than the continuous
> ranting from Linux or OSX developers and their arguments about it.
>

I absolutely agree!

Allow me to add my Thanks to you, Luis (and Andy and Curt), for all your
work on the One-Click Installer, which is (IMHO) essential to Ruby's
success on Windows.

David
Reynier Perez M. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 16:30
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I use both Windows and Linux. In Linux I have not problems but in
Windows I have some one. Can any say me where to download this OneClic
Installer for Windows?

Ing. Reynier Pérez Mira
Dirección Técnica IP
Luis L. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 17:35
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On Nov 20, 12:26 pm, Reynier Perez M. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> 
wrote:
> I use both Windows and Linux. In Linux I have not problems but in Windows I have some 
one. Can any say me where to download this OneClic Installer for Windows?
>

> Luis L. wrote:
> You can download the new installer from the following URL:
>
> http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167&release_id=28426

There you go, you ruby186-27_rc2.exe is the installer.

Version schema will change in the next release.

HTH,
Reynier Perez M. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 17:49
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> Version schema will change in the next release.

What you mean with this? Is this a problem if I install this RC2 and
then try to update?

Ing. Reynier Pérez Mira
Dirección Técnica IP
Luis L. (Guest)
on 2008-11-20 20:25
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On Nov 20, 1:44 pm, Reynier Perez M. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> 
wrote:
> > Version schema will change in the next release.
>
> What you mean with this? Is this a problem if I install this RC2 and then try to update?
>

No, the thing is that 186-27 is confusing, it means Ruby 1.8.6-p27 or
what?

There is no update mechanism with the installer, the best practice is
backup your gems, uninstall and install the new version on top.

Nevermind, I sometimes air some thoughts :-)
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