On Nov 14, 2:24 pm, Hugh S. [email protected] wrote:
issues introduced in latest releases that affected many Windows users.
Guilty of charge.
Basically the update boosted 1.8.6 to patchlevel 287, which included
all the “security patches” that make nervous everybody a few months
It also included updated version of RubyGems, but at that time was
1.2.0, after that 1.3.0 was released and was broken on Windows, which
I missed the release deadline and generated some issues for the few
The last piece of the puzzle was Rake, which added some things that
broke most of the shell calls. I’m working with the Rake developers
and contributors to see these things and came up with something that
works for One-Click, Jruby and others.
Are there plans for a 1.8.7 release, or are you just waiting for 1.9.1
to come out, and skip 1.8.7?
No plans for 1.8.7, even with 1.8.6-p287 had weird results for things
like ParseTree, which is important for several projects that depend
Plans for 1.9 are contemplated but not for the current One-Click
codebase. Bundling everything makes difficult differentiate ruby from
the packages that need to be tested for compatibility.
You can check here the list of packages included in RC1:
Not to mention the ones not updated
Is there any prospect of a 64-bit release (for those flavours of Vista
that support it)?
Current One-Click is build based on binary releases available at
There are no plans for 64bits for current installer, since it depends
on this VC6 builds.
The 64bits available builds are for 1.9, but those depends on VC8,
something we are trying to avoid and move to MinGW (GCC) to reduce the
discrepancies across platforms for the build process (not only of ruby
but extensions and other projects).
mingw-w64 will provide the building blocks, it can cross-compile from
32bits OS targeting 64bits
My installed OS base is 32bits XP, with only one x64 XP edition
available, and cannot book that resource for OpenSource projects at
If I got some time to help I’d need to know about the tools used to
create this, buthttp://rubyinstaller.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl?DevDoc
says it will be updated soon, and it last was in April. Proof that
the team is busy, certainly Updating that would make it easier
for people to help you, I think.
To work on current installer, these docs are up to date. To work on
the new installer, the docs are in the readme document at github:
Bootstrapping only requires Ruby+Rake
With the new installer we found issues that make difficult build
different versions of the same package (on which Ruby depends like
readline, zlib, and others).
Work on this new building process has made some progress the past
Some progress about One-Click Installer can be found in my blog:
Also the developer mailing list is a good resource:
Thanks to you Hugh for your interest and please apologize the lack of
We definitely need some help