Changing the name of this to hopefully catch the eye of other Vista/cygwin/rspec users. On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Brandon O. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Please describe your environment. OS, various versions etc. >> > > Ruby 1.8.7, RSpec 1.2.2, Cygwin on Windows Vista. Those characters are for coloring the output. I'm running XP in Parallels w/ ruby 1.8.7 and cygwin and I get colored output rather than seeing those characters. I'm guessing Vista is different :) Anybody else running Vista that knows how to get this to work?
on 2009-04-05 21:03
on 2009-04-06 00:11
Hi, Well the output on the console works fine, it's when it is output to a text file when I see those characters. Brandon
on 2009-04-06 00:27
On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Brandon O. <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi, > > Well the output on the console works fine, it's when it is output to a text > file when I see those characters. Ah - well, in theory that shouldn't happen, because the colorizing checks to see if it's printing to a console or not. So it sounds like there is a bug related to your specific environment. Would you please report that to http://rspec.lighthouseapp.com? In the mean time, as a workaround, just exclude the --color option and you should be fine.
on 2009-04-06 04:53
Brandon, This was a tough one, although I still don't have color on autospec (only have color when running specs manually ), AND I forgot exactly how the problem was solved, but hopefully this will get you in the right direction. 1. here are two gems that may help: gem install term-ansicolor gem install win32console and then for some reason I aded the following to my /cygdrive/c/ Users/<myusername>/irbrc file (I'm not sure if this is necessary for running specs, but you may want to try it). require 'win32console' 2. finally installing and using the RXVT shell instead may have solved the problem (again, I compleletely forgot) You can find it in the "Shells" section of the CYGWIN installer. Here are the three checks I used: rxvt: VT102... rxvt-unicode-X: An improved... rxvt-unicode-common: An improved.... 3. If you're doing a lot of work on IRB, you may want to also install Wirble and add a few more lines to your irbrc: require 'wirble' Wirble.init Wirble.colorize Wellp, hope this at least got you in the right direction...if you find out how to colorize autospec, could you let me know? Bernie
on 2009-04-06 05:47
Hi, Thanks. Installing term-ansicolor worked. The console still shows the colors and the text files do not have strange characters. Brandon
on 2009-04-06 06:03
Hi, Nevermind that. I realized it works fine if I run rake spec, but not if I run script/autospec and only some of the examples run. Brandon