One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview1 is available!


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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.
    variable).

  • 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
them here:

http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?group_id=167&atid=715

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
ruby-mswin32 here:

http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/en/

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  • The SciTE code editor has been replaced by Notepad++.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
    preinstalled RubyGems.

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
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Reporting Bugs

Bugs in Ruby itself should be e-mailed to removed_email_address@domain.invalid.

Bugs in the installer should be reported at:

http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?atid=715&group_id=167&func=browse

Make sure your problem has not already been reported, then click
on “Submit New” to create a new bug report.

Disclaimer

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
PURPOSE.

Credits:

Yukihiro M., a.k.a Matz <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> created
Ruby in the first place.

Andy H. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> did the original packaging
of this installer using the Nullsoft installer (www.nullsoft.com).

Curt H. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> has been maintaining the one-click
installer since it moved to RubyForge.org in early 2004.

Dave T. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> translated
the original LaTeX of "Programming Ruby" into XML
and arranged its release under the Open Publication License.

Bernard Delmée <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> created the Windows Help
version of our "Programming Ruby" book.

Martin Ankerl <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> created fxri, a GUI
interface to the ri documentation database.

Martin DeMello <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> created fxirb, a GUI
version of Ruby's console based irb (interactive ruby). fxirb
is incorporated into Martin Ankerl's fxri.

Lyle J. <removed_email_address@domain.invalid> ported and provides the
FXRuby GUI extension.

#2

Oh yeah… you can download it here:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=904

Curt


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I should know better than to stay up past my bed time… I just gave
the download link for Instant Rails! Arrrggg!

You can download the One-Click Installer from here:

http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167

Curt


#4

Curt H. wrote:

  • 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.

My 2 copecks:
Removing # before line “tabbar.visible=1” in SciTEGlobal.properties
turns tabs on. I still use the tabs in SciTE from year-old One-Click
Ruby Installer 182-15 =)

Still, many thanks for your works.

Gheers,
Pavel


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whoa!
thanks a whole lot!
just one thing though…

  • 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.

the new SciTE editor does have seperate tabs, and i really prefer it
over
Notepad++, but i guess this would be considered unnescesairy criticism,
so
never mind :slight_smile:

print “thanks!” * 1000

greetings, Dirk.


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  • 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.

the new SciTE editor does have seperate tabs, and i really prefer it
over
Notepad++, but i guess this would be considered unnescesairy criticism,
so
never mind :slight_smile:

If the differences in functionality between scite and notepad++ are
minor then I would suggest keeping scite, because it is also available
for other OSes. That way people who work on both platforms can easily
switch between, but keep their favourite editor.


#7

Edwin van Leeuwen wrote:

  • 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.

the new SciTE editor does have seperate tabs, and i really prefer it
over
Notepad++, but i guess this would be considered unnescesairy criticism,
so
never mind :slight_smile:

If the differences in functionality between scite and notepad++ are
minor then I would suggest keeping scite, because it is also available
for other OSes. That way people who work on both platforms can easily
switch between, but keep their favourite editor.

same opinion here, i usually go back and forth from windows to linux and
it proved to be handy to use the same editor in both platforms.


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hi,
just downloaded the preview and tried out notepad++, and now i’m really
sure
i’ll continue to use SciTE, i use cmd.exe on Windows XP, and when i want
to
quickly edit a program, i type “scite *.rb” and all ruby programs are
opened
in seperate tabs of the same SciTE editor… Notepad++ can’t do this, and
i
believe the version of the SciTE editor that came with 1.8.2-15 also
didn’t…
greetings, Dirk.


#9

On 1/30/06, Edwin van Leeuwen removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

If the differences in functionality between scite and notepad++ are
minor then I would suggest keeping scite, because it is also available
for other OSes. That way people who work on both platforms can easily
switch between, but keep their favourite editor.

These are good points, I’ll check out the new SciTE (as I should have
done in the first place).

Curt


#10

On 1/30/06, Dirk M. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Notepad++, but i guess this would be considered unnescesairy criticism, so
never mind :slight_smile:

Well, I suppose that I should have checked out the new version of SciTE
first.

print “thanks!” * 1000

You’re welcome.

Curt


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Curt H. wrote:

On 1/30/06, Edwin van Leeuwen removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

  • The SciTE code editor has been replaced by Notepad++. Both
    …Lots of pro-Scite comments…

These are good points, I’ll check out the new SciTE (as I should have
done in the first place).

Yes do it please. The thing about multiple-tabs in Scite is that it’s
set in a property and up until 1.67 it was set to 0 (which meant one
single file viewed per instance). Now it’s set to 10 (might surprise a
few people if they open 11 files and end up with only ten tabs).
Scite is unbeatable in simplicity and speed. I actually found out about
it from the one-click installer but I have long since gone directly to
the source so to speak.
Yeap, Scite is definitely a better solution than Notepad++
Keep up the good work Curt (and don’t let anyone hassle you about a
1.8.4 final release :slight_smile: ).
Cheers,
V.-


http://www.braveworld.net/riva


#12

Thanks for the kind words.

BTW, I just released preview2 that goes back to SciTE.

Curt


#13

Dirk M. ha scritto:

the new SciTE editor does have seperate tabs, and i really prefer it over
Notepad++, but i guess this would be considered unnescesairy criticism, so
never mind :slight_smile:

even the old included one did, they were just disabled by default

print “thanks!” * 1000

1000.times {print “thanks from me too!”}


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Dirk M. wrote:

Notepad++, but i guess this would be considered unnescesairy criticism, so
never mind :slight_smile:

print “thanks!” * 1000

greetings, Dirk.

No it isn’t. I vastly prefer SciTE to Notepad++.

Robert


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Dirk M. ha scritto:

hi,
just downloaded the preview and tried out notepad++, and now i’m really sure
i’ll continue to use SciTE, i use cmd.exe on Windows XP, and when i want to
quickly edit a program, i type “scite *.rb” and all ruby programs are opened
in seperate tabs of the same SciTE editor… Notepad++ can’t do this, and i
believe the version of the SciTE editor that came with 1.8.2-15 also
didn’t…

it does, even if it is not the latest scite release, I think


#16

Thank you very much!
Quick question: isn’t the latest version of OpenGL “openg-0.32g” ?
It’s the one I found here: http://www2.giganet.net/~yoshi/
I noticed in your notes that you said “0.23b”, and I’m not familiar with
that.
Thanks again!
– Glenn Lewis


#17

Thank you so much for your work on the one click installer. It makes
using ruby in my office feasible, which makes me sane(ish).

Compiling binaries for windows though is always painful for me though,
is there a tutorial anywhere that explains how to get various
extensions to compile with the MS compiler?

.adam
(ps: scite saves lives!)


#18

Adam S. wrote:

Compiling binaries for windows though is always painful for me though,
is there a tutorial anywhere that explains how to get various
extensions to compile with the MS compiler?

I came across this a while back:

http://www.koontzfamily.org/david/blog/?p=230

Hope it helps; I haven’t had a reason to use it, yet.

Cheers,
Dave