Forum: wxRuby Ruby 1.9.1, WxRuby, and Windows

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Jamal M. (Guest)
on 2009-01-31 20:52
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I'm not on the general ruby-talk list at present, and have some
questions
that, somewhat surprisingly, I could not find answers to, despite much
web
searching.

Is the official version of Ruby 1.9.1 delayed?  I thought it was
supposed to be released on January 25.  The ruby-lang web site does
not give an explanation for the delay or a revised schedule, as far as
I can tell.

Does WxRuby work with Ruby 1.9.1 preview?  I thought I read a message
on this list that said this was working.  It may well be the case
with other operating systems, but I have not been able to get it to
work with the binary version of Ruby 1.9.1 preview available from the
ruby-lang site.  I also have not found any encouraging information
about when a full installer for Windows will be released.  Since there
have been beta/preview versions of Ruby 1.9.1 for quite a while now,
this state of affairs surprises me.  I realize that these are
volunteer projects, but Windows is a popular platform, and the lack of
keeping up with the superior Ruby 1.9.1 is a cause of concern to me.
(Python, by comparison, always seems to have an up to date Windows
installer that is stable).

Thanks for any answers folks here can provide!

Jamal
Mario S. (Guest)
on 2009-02-01 01:23
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Hello Jamal,

On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Jamal M. 
<removed_email_address@domain.invalid>
wrote:

> I'm not on the general ruby-talk list at present, and have some questions
> that, somewhat surprisingly, I could not find answers to, despite much web
> searching.
>

> Is the official version of Ruby 1.9.1 delayed?  I thought it was
> supposed to be released on January 25.  The ruby-lang web site does
> not give an explanation for the delay or a revised schedule, as far as
> I can tell.


Unfortunately I don't keep up with the Ruby 1.9 core series myself, so I
don't  what the state of affairs are over there, and what is the hold
up, if
anything.  We only deal with wxRuby specifically.

Does WxRuby work with Ruby 1.9.1 preview?  I thought I read a message
> installer that is stable).
The current SVN Head is perfectly compatable with Ruby 1.9.x, and we are
in
preparations for a 2.0 release, there are just a couple of bugs holding
us
up, and may not be fixed, till after we release 2.0, but we're still
working
on it.  As for the Installer for Python, the installer is maintained
in-house, where as the Ruby Windows Installer, is maintained by a 3rd
party.  Specifically by the Ruby O. Click Installer team, currently
headed
by Luis L., who is also working to simplify the process, and move
away
from the MSVC Compiled version, to MinGW, which is a more freely
available
compiler, and is the GNU Compiler, which is used on most Linux and
FreeBSD
Systems.

Unfortunately this is the about all the info I can give you, cause this
is
all that I know.  My concentrations is more on the wxRuby project, then
on
the Ruby Core.


> Thanks for any answers folks here can provide!
>
> Jamal
>

hth,
Mario
Alex F. (Guest)
on 2009-02-02 17:32
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Hi Jamal

Jamal M. wrote:
> I'm not on the general ruby-talk list at present, and have some questions
> that, somewhat surprisingly, I could not find answers to, despite much web
> searching.
>
> Is the official version of Ruby 1.9.1 delayed?

It's now released:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby/brow...

> Does WxRuby work with Ruby 1.9.1 preview?  I thought I read a message
> on this list that said this was working.  It may well be the case
> with other operating systems, but I have not been able to get it to
> work with the binary version of Ruby 1.9.1 preview available from the
> ruby-lang site.

The wxRuby code base is fully compatible with ruby 1.9.1 and works well.
The main shortcoming is the lack of binaries for Windows - both for Ruby
itself and wxRuby. We'll be offering at least a MingW version of wxRuby
2.0 for Ruby 1.9.

best
alex
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