Forum: Ruby Is anyone doing serious dev using the one-click Ruby?

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David R. (Guest)
on 2006-04-18 19:57
I'm getting started with Rails on Windows and really like the
convenience of the one-click Ruby installer but the stable releases are
too few and far between -- only about once a year it seems -- which
means you get stuck with an old version of Ruby.
Is there an easy way to patch it while waiting between stable releases?
Or is the one-click version of Ruby just a convenient tool for newbies
on Windows and not recommended for serious Ruby development? (A few
things I've found that don't work have also given me this impression.)
If not the one-click installer, what? One of the other binaries for
Windows? Or is the problem endemic to all win32 binaries, and the best
course is to work on linux?
TIA.
Austin Z. (Guest)
on 2006-04-18 20:19
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On 4/18/06, David R. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> course is to work on linux?
I develop exclusively (at least for right now) on Win32 with the
one-click installer.

PDF::Writer, Diff::LCS, Archive::Tar::Minitar, Ruwiki, Text::Format,
Text::Hyphen, etc. were all written on Win32 with the one-click
installer. I haven't yet updated to 1.8.4, but it works and works
well.

-austin
Curt H. (Guest)
on 2006-04-18 23:15
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On 4/18/06, David R. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> course is to work on linux?
> TIA.

A new version of the one-click installer is released whenever there is
a new release of Ruby (there was an exception for Ruby 1.8.3 because
of bugs that it contained).

If what you want is the latest updates from Ruby's CVS repository,
then you'd have to build it yourself.

Curt
zdennis (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 03:04
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Austin Z. wrote:
>>If not the one-click installer, what? One of the other binaries for
> well.
>

When I work remotely on my winlaptop i use the oneclick installer
supplied version of Ruby. It is also installed on all of our
windows workstations for folks who are just endusers.

Zach
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David R. (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 03:41
 Thanks, Austin and Zach for setting me straight, and especially Curt
for a great Ruby installer and the Rolling with Ruby on Rails tutorial
that has been such a hit!
 I have to apologize. Looking back at the files I had to tweak I find
that they were gems, not part of the one-click installer.
 I'm very much looking forward to the stable release of one-click Ruby
1.8.4.
Curt H. (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 07:14
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I must not be doing a very good job of getting the message out... the
Ruby runtime installed by the most recent release is entirely stable.
The only reason its not a final release is that this installer itself
has some minor problems (for example, uninstall doesn't delete the
start menu entries).

Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to over commit my time by about
200% so I haven't had time to address even these fairly trivial
problems. I've got one other person helping me, but he also has very
little time.

Anyway, for the vast majority of people there is no reason to shy away
from the latest release of the one-click installer.

Curt
David R. (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 09:33
Curt H. wrote:
> the Ruby runtime installed by the most recent release
> is entirely stable. The only reason its not a final
> release is that this installer itself has some minor
> problems

 OK, thanks, Curt. I'll give it a try.
Gregory B. (Guest)
on 2006-04-19 17:35
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On 4/18/06, David R. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> I'm getting started with Rails on Windows and really like the
> convenience of the one-click Ruby installer but the stable releases are
> too few and far between -- only about once a year it seems -- which
> means you get stuck with an old version of Ruby.

Every version of Ruby Reports is tested against the One Click installer.
It's pretty much the defacto standard ruby on windows.
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