1.8.2-15 was the last release of Ruby (Windows One Click Install) in April 2005. Since then there has been an 1.8.3 and 1.8.4 to other platforms. The Windows One Click Install package contained the Ruby product plus numerious other routines and programs for the windows platform. What is the estimated availability date for a release of Ruby 1.8.4 (Windows One Click Install) release? John
on 2006-01-12 05:19
on 2006-01-12 05:49
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >release? > >John > > > > In general, you can use that and override the core ruby installation with the one found on garbagecollect. Or just use the garbagecollect one and use rubygems to install the extra libraries for easier updating and the like. The one click installer project seems pretty asleep. David V.
on 2006-01-12 05:49
On Thursday 12 January 2006 12:18 pm, email@example.com wrote: > release? > > John please sure http://groups.google.com The topic has been talked to death. Tsume
on 2006-01-12 06:35
David V. wrote: > The one click installer project seems pretty asleep. > It's not Curt who seems pretty asleep. Have you even *looked* at previous threads on the 1.8.4 1-click? James -- http://www.ruby-doc.org - Ruby Help & Documentation http://www.artima.com/rubycs/ - The Journal By & For Rubyists http://www.rubystuff.com - The Ruby Store for Ruby Stuff http://www.jamesbritt.com - Playing with Better Toys http://www.30secondrule.com - Building Better Tools
on 2006-01-12 06:53
James B. wrote: > James > Do excuse me for using the most obvious sources of information, that being the official project page on rubyforge and the news statements and rubyinstaller-users archives. Unless the project was moved. Which doesn't seem to be the case. I can't be expected to even read everything happening on ruby-talk, much less actively recall it. And arguably, you could have corrected my mistake much more informatively and without going out to snag at me. Kthxbai. David V.
on 2006-01-12 12:12
Sorry to come in the middle of this thread, but I am wondering why this tone? The question has a pretty decent and normal tone. Do I searched a few thousand mails list for some related answers. Yes and no. Maybe I missed the answer. Should instead google be asked or a mailing list where usually this kind of question belongs? cheers, ./alex -- .w( the_mindstorm )p.
on 2006-01-12 14:48
On 12/01/06, Alexandru P. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Sorry to come in the middle of this thread, but I am wondering why > this tone? The question has a pretty decent and normal tone. Do I > searched a few thousand mails list for some related answers. Yes and > no. Maybe I missed the answer. Should instead google be asked or a > mailing list where usually this kind of question belongs? Maybe google the mailing list? In the three weeks since the release of Ruby 1.8.4, the question has now been asked no less than seven times. Including an answer by me last week. The answer is always the same: "when it's done." The explanations for why it's this have always been the same: the large number of packages involved, the amount of testing that needs to be done, and prior commitments by Curt (namely Instant Rails for Windows). I happen to know that he *is* actively working on it now (well, maybe not right-this-second, as he is like most of the rest of us with a day job and requiring periods of eat and sleep). I also know that Curt has asked for assistance. So far, I don't think he's actually gotten any. Mr Vallner's comments about the project being asleep are, frankly, out of line and based on expecting that Curt has time to update the news on the RubyForge site saying "no, no news yet!" every day just so that people think that the project is still active. Frankly, I don't think it's too much to ask for people to maybe do a *little* googling. The first link from "Ruby 1.8.4 win32" is a link to my own adventures compiling 1.8.4 with Visual Studio C++. The second link is "why there's no ruby 1.8.4 for win-one-click-installer?" asked mere *hours* after the Ruby 1.8.4 release. (I had to read the answers -- which include an answer by James B. -- via the Google cache since Ruby Forum is having Rails issues.) Searching for "Ruby 1.8.4 win32 one-click" gives that second link *first*. -austin
on 2006-01-12 15:10
On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:47:05 +0100, Austin Z. <email@example.com> wrote: > > Mr Vallner's comments about the project being asleep are, frankly, out > of line and based on expecting that Curt has time to update the news > on the RubyForge site saying "no, no news yet!" every day just so that > people think that the project is still active. > It was 1 (one) single statement, along in insofar the only reply in the thread that actually gave actual advice on how to make do with the available installer and then update it to Ruby 1.8.4, a solution that works _now_, as opposed to "when the next installer is done". And a simple "Next release delayed / cancelled due to unexpected problems." news article wouldn't be that much out of place, and would possibly spare the mailing list the mentioned recurrent questions as well as this completely useless flamewar. Anyways, in case someone _still_ can't get over it, I hereby officially announce that I stand corrected, the rubyinstaller project is not dormant. I was wrong, you were right. I also offer to anyone a reimbursement of provable damage caused by my mistakes, flames, and defenses, including, but not limited to, internet connection fees, worktime lost reading them, and central nervous system depressants and antihypertensives, provided he agrees to come receive them personally in cash in a major currency. I hope this concludes this matter satisfactorily. I shall not make any more posts on this subject. Thank you for your attention and patience. David V.
on 2006-01-12 15:52
On Jan 11, 2006, at 10:52 PM, David V. wrote: > I can't be expected to even read everything happening on ruby-talk, > much less actively recall it. This mailing list has three archives that I know of: http://ruby-talk.org/ruby/ruby-talk/index.shtml http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.ruby http://www.ruby-forum.com/forum/4 Searching these is a great first step to asking a question. No superhuman memory required. James Edward G. II
on 2006-01-12 16:16
Perhaps a suscinct, standard response to inquires like this (regardless of the frequency) should be: " Please keep tabs on this project by reading the following: http://rubyinstaller.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl?Ru... " ...with nothing more said. Also it may be a good idea to update the copy on the Rubyforge project page to, if needed put it in big honking 72 point blinking font characters, point new folks directly to the news page as not everyone may see the "Project Home Page" link.
on 2006-01-12 16:19
On 1/12/06, David V. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:47:05 +0100, Austin Z. <email@example.com> > wrote: > > > > > > Mr Vallner's comments about the project being asleep are, frankly, out > > of line and based on expecting that Curt has time to update the news > > on the RubyForge site saying "no, no news yet!" every day just so that > > people think that the project is still active. Sorry guys, I would have jumped in sooner, but I was without a computer last night. This like a Homer S. "doh!" moment for me -- of course I should update the installer's home page and post a RubyForge news item... I can't believe I didn't think of that. Anyway, my goal is to have the new installer out by the end of January. Curt
on 2006-01-12 22:18
Besides, the google groups for a query "ruby windows one-click 1.8.4" gave me exacly ONE message which explained that it would likely be a few weeks before a Ruby 1.8.4 could be built. So, I don't see how someone would know that it's been "talked to death" or even that it was being considered. That said, I've very thankful for the 1.8 one-click install of ruby, it's been very useful to me in conjunction with rubyscript2exe for building applications for clients (software migration/deployment apps) and also in my company's demo lab for the client side of clusters we've built. thanks to Andy, Curt, Mark, Matt, Steve of the one-click and to Erik of the Ruby->exe Ralph "PJPizza" Siegler
on 2006-01-12 23:46
On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:14:26 +0100, Alan G. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > copy on the Rubyforge project page to, if needed put it in big honking > 72 point blinking font characters, point new folks directly to the news > page as not everyone may see the "Project Home Page" link. > > > The investigative mind will note that according to the revision history of RubyInstallerNews, that was aded there TODAY, after most of this discussion went by. I could also start quoting some webpage design rules that state about showing the most essential content on the most obvious locations. And there's no way in hell you can prove the first google result for "ruby one click installer" isn't a location obvious enough. Mwah. What a waste of bandwidth. If you have to be sarcastically smug at other people, at least double-check you're not making the same mistake they did. David V.
on 2006-01-13 00:17
David V. wrote: > > If you have to be sarcastically smug at > other people, at least double-check you're not making the same mistake > they did. Uh, you replying to the correct person? I wasn't trying to be smug at all. I was merely trying to suggest a solution given the fact that the question gets asked on this list *over and over*.
on 2006-01-13 00:23
On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 23:14:04 +0100, Alan G. <email@example.com> wrote: > > Uh, you replying to the correct person? I wasn't trying to be smug at > all. I was merely trying to suggest a solution given the fact that the > question gets asked on this list *over and over*. > > That news article on the wiki / project page didn't quite exist until today afternoon, if I understood the revision log right, which actually was my original point in the whole issue. As to the snag, I'm getting slightly paranoid and defensive it seems. My apologies. David V. Who should switch to decaf
on 2006-01-13 00:26
Ralph "PJPizza" Siegler wrote: > Ralph "PJPizza" Siegler Yes, thanks guys. Pretty impressive work. Todd (wasting bandwidth)
on 2006-01-13 22:29
i, too, want to take this oportunity to thank to one-click guys. Thank you, very much! I understood the value of this project better when i had to manually compile/install ruby to my linux :) I show ruby to my programmer (and non-programmer) friends in every oportunity. With one-click installer, i install ruby to their machines in seconds and write a sample program in minutes and impress them :D 2006/1/13, Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>: