Freeride under windows (totally newbie question)

Hi All,

I’ve downloaded Ruby O.-Click installer (ruby185-21.exe), and tried to
run freeride IDE. As the result I’ve got a console window with infinite
stream of error messages like this:



Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-appframe
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-fox_services
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_ri
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_irb
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_configurator
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_debugger
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_configurator
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_configurator
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-toolbar
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_ri
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_irb

already initialized constant ID_GETREALRANGE
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.2.6-mswin32/ext/fox12/fox12.so:
warning:
already initialized constant ID_SETHELPSTRING
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.2.6-mswin32/ext/fox12/fox12.so:
warning:
already initialized constant ID_GETHELPSTRING
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.2.6-mswin32/ext/fox12/fox12.so:
warning:
already initialized constant ID_SETTIPSTRING
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.2.6-mswin32/ext/fox12/fox12.so:
warning:
already initialized constant ID_GETTIPSTRING
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.2.6-mswin32/ext/fox12/fox12.so:
warning:
already initialized constant ID_QUERY_TIP
c:/ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/fxruby-1.2.6-mswin32/ext/fox12/fox12.so:

My path contains ruby/bin directory. I understand that I haven’t
configured something, but I am unable to figure out what exactly is
wrong. What should I do to get it work?

P.S.
Sorry for a totally newbie question, but I really want to try out Ruby.

Best regards, Alexey K.

On 2/15/07, Alexey K. [email protected] wrote:

Hi All,

I’ve downloaded Ruby O.-Click installer (ruby185-21.exe), and tried to
run freeride IDE. As the result I’ve got a console window with infinite
stream of error messages like this:

There is some kind of conflict between FreeRIDE and the latest Ruby
one-click. I am not sure what the details are (you will have to go to
the FreeRIDE homepage to figure this out). It will tend to crash a lot
also.

If you really want to try FreeRIDE you will need to get an earlier
Ruby 1-click installer, I think 1.8.4 is fine.

But if you really want to learn & try out Ruby, just use SCiTe, the
other
editor that comes with the Ruby 1-click. Many books and tutorials
use SCiTe as a base reference.

If you are on windows, note that the IDE environment for Ruby is not
the best. There is work in progress to get these into better shape
(and FreeRIDE is a good attempt) on eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, but for
now your windows Ruby programming options are limited to programming
editors and a couple of commercial tools that may take your fancy.

If you are on Linux/UNIX your options improve. If you are on a Mac,
you have the highly respected TextMate which seems to be the
platform of choice for anyone doing serious Ruby work nowadays.

Alexey K. wrote:

Hi All,

I’ve downloaded Ruby O.-Click installer (ruby185-21.exe), and tried to
run freeride IDE. As the result I’ve got a console window with infinite
stream of error messages like this:

from another relative newbie…

ruby185-21.exe is not the most recent Ruby O.-Click installer, there is
a later version where this problem may be resolved. (I haven’t tried
it - I think freeride is not part of that release - see below.)

you don’t get an ‘infinite’ stream of error messages: if you wait for
the package to load you will find that the messages, which are warnings
not errors, will stop. After that the editor works fine: your
installation is not ‘broken’.

the problem is common to all applications that use a particular version
of the fxruby gui library with a particular version of the ruby
interpreter - it is ugly and worrying for newcomers, but it is well
documented and can’t be fixed retrospectively - in time it will go away.

as others have said, you don’t actually need freeride - I have found
Scite to be fine as a development environment for the sort of ruby work
I want to do under windows.

Good luck

On 2/15/07, David R. [email protected] wrote:

you don’t get an ‘infinite’ stream of error messages: if you wait for
the package to load you will find that the messages, which are warnings
not errors, will stop. After that the editor works fine: your
installation is not ‘broken’.

Be warned - the editor will crash quite regularly however. Best to take
Curts advice and download FreeRIDE separately.

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