Availability of Ruby 1.8.4 Windows (One Click Install)


#1

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


#2

removed_email_address@domain.invalid 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.


#3

On Thursday 12 January 2006 12:18 pm, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

release?

John

please sure http://groups.google.com

The topic has been talked to death.
Tsume


#4

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

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#5

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.


#6

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.


#7

On 12/01/06, Alexandru P. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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


#8

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


#9

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?RubyInstallerNews
"

…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.


#10

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:47:05 +0100, Austin Z.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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.


#11

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


#12

On 1/12/06, David V. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 13:47:05 +0100, Austin Z. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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


#13

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 15:14:26 +0100, Alan G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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.


#14

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.


#15

Ralph “PJPizza” Siegler wrote:

Ralph “PJPizza” Siegler
Yes, thanks guys. Pretty impressive work.

Todd (wasting bandwidth)


#16

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 23:14:04 +0100, Alan G. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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


#17

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 :slight_smile:
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 :smiley:

2006/1/13, Todd removed_email_address@domain.invalid: