Dep_walker 1.0.2 Released

dep_walker version 1.0.2 has been released!

The dep_walker is small utility gem that checks dependencies for native
used by installed gems on Windows. If you are
user and have seen message box:

“This application has failed to start because <name_of_dll>.dll was
not found.
Re-installing the application may fix this problem”

when you tried to use gem that has pre-built binariy extension, you’ve
faced common
problem on Windows systems - missing dependency dll. Same error might
occur even if
extension library was built during gem installation if all header files
and libraries
are available to the build tools, but runtime dependencies are not

With dep_walker you can simply check all installed gems. Even more, if
log is turned on,
gem will print out information where dependency is found on the system,
so you can check
whether Ruby extension really uses correct version of required dll.


1.0.2 / 2011-05-22

  • Enhancements:

    • Improved and unified report when single and all gems are checked
  • Bugfixes:

    • Required RubyGems >= 1.8.0