On 12/01/06, Alexandru P. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.