this is the first release of an alternative “One Click Ruby Installer”
There are three reasons for me to provide this installer:
I’m not really satisfied with the current “One click installer”. I
their opinion what is a required in a ruby base environment. I also
think that huge packages that are extremely easy to install as a gem
be added to the installer. Instead more important packages like MySQL
extensions or the ones which are difficult to integrate should be
My Arachno Ruby IDE needs a patched interpreter for the debugger
and this is the easiest way to handle it. In the past i was always
a few steps behind the one click installer. Having a separate project
means much more flexibility for me, even if i have to update a few
components of the installer regularly.
Competition is good.
The included packages are:
SQLite 2 3.3.13
SQLite 3 2.8.17
Ruby GTK2 0.16.0-1
Everything is compiled with MSVC 6.0, so it is compatible with the one
click installer and all the “msvcrt” binary gems.
As you see the most important difference is that i integrated MySQL,
Ruby/GTK. For GTK, i had to add one more patch to the “main” function in
ruby executable. Ruby will set the environment variable GTK_BASE and add
binary directory in front of the path, so that GTK applications are now
completely standalone. No environment variable setup is required anymore
want to distribute one of your own GTK application.
I want to add the Postgresql DBI extension and the FLTK GUI toolkit in
the next versions. Also next on the todo list is a setup of an automatic
system, currently i only checked most of the extensions by manually
running a few examples.
MD5 Checksum: F54DB55FA90D9A371DA52B7A30876206
I would really like to here your opinions.