InstantRails and ImageScience on Windows


#1

Has anyone successfully used ImageScience whilst running using
InstantRails on Windows? Out of the box I don’t believe it’s
possible given that ImageScience uses RubyInline which itself requires
a C compiler, which of course Windows doesn’t ship with.

Unless I’m missing something obvious, does anyone have any suggestions
for how I can get this up and running, or is it a matter of installing
Cygwin and the Rails stack manually?

Cheers, Olly


#2

Olly L. wrote:

Has anyone successfully used ImageScience whilst running using
InstantRails on Windows? Out of the box I don’t believe it’s
possible given that ImageScience uses RubyInline which itself requires
a C compiler, which of course Windows doesn’t ship with.

Unless I’m missing something obvious, does anyone have any suggestions
for how I can get this up and running, or is it a matter of installing
Cygwin and the Rails stack manually?

Cheers, Olly

Olly,

Just wondering, did you have any luck on figuring out how to do this?

Thanks,
lab


#3

I’m afraid not. I think you can probably do it by installing a
command line C compiler but I haven’t tried this. The best solution
is to ditch the PC and buy a Mac :slight_smile:


#4

Olly L. wrote:

I’m afraid not. I think you can probably do it by installing a
command line C compiler but I haven’t tried this. The best solution
is to ditch the PC and buy a Mac :slight_smile:

Ok, I’ll try that.
lol. I thought about that at one point (getting a Mac) hehe. Thanks for
your help anyway :slight_smile: