One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview1 is available!
NOTE Please wait for the RubyForge mirrors to synchronize before
trying to download.
WARNING This preview release for Windows is incomplete. Please read
below to find out what is missing, and don’t install this if that is
not usable for you.
This is a preview release of the One-Click installer for Ruby version
1.8.4. It should be usable for most people, but it is missing a few
things that will be fixed before the final release:
DBI: (database interface library) is not included.
XMLParser: This C-based XML parser (which is an
interface to the Expat parser) is not included
(REXML, the pure Ruby XML parser, is included).
If you levave “Enable RubyGems” selected, the RUBYOPT
environment variable is set to “rubygem” instead of
having having “rubygems” added to the RUBYOPT value
(similarly, uninstalling, deletes the RUBYOPT env.
Uninstalling does not remove the start menu items.
Starting with this release, I have completely rewritten the build
system for the One-Click Installer while I repeated the mantra:
simplify, simplify, simplify… This should make it easier to release
future versions of the One-Click installer more quickly. Of course,
its possible that this could introduce new problems, so please report
Of course, the big change for this release is that it uses Ruby 1.8.4.
The O.-Click installer is now uses ruby-mswin32 and adds additional
extentions and applications. This means that all extension provided by
ruby-mswin32 are in the One-Click Installer. You can read about
Everything has been compiled with MS VC++ 6.0.
Here are some other notable changes:
The SciTE code editor has been replaced by Notepad++. Both
are based on the Scintilla code editor component, but Notepad++
is a little more full featured and supports editing multiple
files in separate tabs.
FreeRIDE (the Free Ruby IDE) has been updated to 0.9.5 and now
features real project support.
FXRuby has been upgraded to 1.4.3 (final release will include
1.4.4). This also, still includes FXRuby 1.2.6 for those programs
that still require the older version. Both are included as
Below are the release notes.
Ruby Installer for Windows Ruby Version 1.8.4 Installer Version 184-16 ------------------------------ RELEASE NOTES ------------------------------ Contents: Version: -------- -------- ruby-mswin32 1.8.4 zlib-lib 1.2.1 ZLib 0.6.0 RubyGems 0.8.11 Rake 0.7.0 RubySrc 1.8.4 FXRuby 1.2.6 FXri 0.3.2 FreeRIDE 0.9.5 Notepad++ 3.4 FXRuby 1.4.3 OpenGL 0.23b GLUT 3.7.6 SWin 040314 VRuby 040306 Expat 1.95.8 HTMLParser 19990912p2 log4r 1.0.5 Programming Ruby 1st Edition OpenSSL 0.9.7b-1 Iconv 1.8 readline 4.3-2 PDCurses 2.60-1 GDBM 1.8.3-1 Installer-Patches 1.8.4
You can install overtop of an existing installation that has
the same Ruby major version number (e.g., 1.6). Installations
up to and including 1.6.5-1 can only be uninstalled. All versions
can co-exist peacefully (DLL’s willing) in separate directories.
This version was compiled using Microsoft Visual C++, not Cygwin.
As a result, some I/O functionality – particularly those involving
the Unix fork() system call and pipes – will not work. The benefit
of using MSVC is to have a more stable and reliable version of Ruby.
Bugs in Ruby itself should be e-mailed to [email protected]
Bugs in the installer should be reported at:
Make sure your problem has not already been reported, then click
on “Submit New” to create a new bug report.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
Yukihiro M., a.k.a Matz <[email protected]> created Ruby in the first place. Andy H. <[email protected]> did the original packaging of this installer using the Nullsoft installer (www.nullsoft.com). Curt H. <[email protected]> has been maintaining the one-click installer since it moved to RubyForge.org in early 2004. Dave T. <[email protected]> translated the original LaTeX of "Programming Ruby" into XML and arranged its release under the Open Publication License. Bernard Delmée <[email protected]> created the Windows Help version of our "Programming Ruby" book. Martin Ankerl <[email protected]> created fxri, a GUI interface to the ri documentation database. Martin DeMello <[email protected]> created fxirb, a GUI version of Ruby's console based irb (interactive ruby). fxirb is incorporated into Martin Ankerl's fxri. Lyle J. <[email protected]> ported and provides the FXRuby GUI extension.