One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview3 is available!


#1

=== One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview3 is available! ===

This iteration includes the missing DBI support with the ODBC driver
(the Oracle driver is no longer included… if your need it, you’ll
hvae to install that yourself).

This also fixes a problem with the ri database that prevented fxri
from working, so fxri now works!

Only thing missing now is XMLParser (and fix any bugs you find), and
we’ll have a final release.

=== One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview2 is available! ===

By popular demand, preview2 goes back to including SciTE as its
bundled code editor, and includes the promised upgrade of FXRuby to
1.4.4. Everything else in the preview1 announcement is still correct.

As usual, please wait for the RubyForge mirrors to synchronize before
trying to download.

Curt

== 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

Curt

A BIG THANK YOU for all this work you are putting in. It makes Ruby so
much
more accessible to people like me who just want to “install-and-go”.

Ta very muchly

Glenn

On 02/02/06, Curt H. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Only thing missing now is XMLParser (and fix any bugs you find), and
trying to download.
not usable for you.

Starting with this release, I have completely rewritten the build
extentions and applications. This means that all extension provided by
are based on the Scintilla code editor component, but Notepad++

                    ------------------------------
                    FXRuby              1.2.6
                    log4r               1.0.5

the same Ruby major version number (e.g., 1.6). Installations


Dave T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid translated
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.

All the best
Glenn
Aylesbury, UK


#3

Curt

A BIG THANK YOU for all this work you are putting in. It makes Ruby so
much
more accessible to people like me who just want to install-and-go.

Ta very muchly

Glenn

On 02/02/06, Curt H. wrote:
One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview3 is available


#4

Your welcome, your welcome, your welcome, your welcome, your welcome,

I threw in a couple extra, just in case! :wink:

Seriously, I appreciate the kind words.

Curt


#5

OK, GMail went a bit mad there - seems I thanked him and thanked him and
thanked him and …

On 02/02/06, Glenn S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

On 02/02/06, Curt H. wrote:
One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview3 is available

All the best
Glenn
Aylesbury, UK


#6

Curt H. wrote:

=== One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview3 is available! ===

My apologies if this bug has already been reported:

I ran the installer, and unclicked the options for each of the bundled
editors (I’m happy using Vim). All seemed fine, until I noticed that if
I right-clicked on a file, and hit ‘e’ for Edit, I would be prompted for
what app to use to open the file (instead of simply launching Vim).

It turns out that the file association had been changed to use Scite,
which was (by choice) not installed.

But it otherwise rocks, and thanks for the great work.


James B.

http://www.ruby-doc.org - Ruby Help & Documentation
http://www.artima.com/rubycs/ - The Journal By & For Rubyists
http://www.rubystuff.com - The Ruby Store for Ruby Stuff
http://www.jamesbritt.com - Playing with Better Toys
http://www.30secondrule.com - Building Better Tools


#7

Curt,

I notice with the new preview that my RUBYOPT still gets clobbered. (I
have an r/local option that loads C:\local.rb, which adds several paths
to $LOAD_PATH.)

ISTR this was mentioned before, but I don’t remember, is this something
that can be fixed? A minor annoyance, but still…


#8

On 2/16/06, James B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

It turns out that the file association had been changed to use Scite,
which was (by choice) not installed.

No, this hasn’t been reported yet… Thanks!

But it otherwise rocks, and thanks for the great work.

Double thanks!! :slight_smile:

Curt


#9

On 2/17/06, Joel VanderWerf removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Curt,

I notice with the new preview that my RUBYOPT still gets clobbered. (I
have an r/local option that loads C:\local.rb, which adds several paths
to $LOAD_PATH.)

ISTR this was mentioned before, but I don’t remember, is this something
that can be fixed? A minor annoyance, but still…

Yes, its going to be fixed – its a known bug.

Curt