Rails on Windows 98?


#1

I just asked this on instiki-devel
http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/instiki-devel/2007-February/000039.html
is there any way to run Rails 1.2.2 on Windows 98? It looks like Rails
1.1.2 is the last to run on Win98
http://forum.rubyonbr.org/forums/1/topics/216?page=2

any more information on that? Can’t Rails be patched to work again on MS
Windows98 and similar?
Is this just the session store?

thanks for any hints,
Matthias T.


#2

Not worth the effort to patch for an OS that the company that makes it
doesn’t even support anymore.

On 2/18/07, Matthias T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

Is this just the session store?

thanks for any hints,
Matthias T.


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Thanks,
-Steve
http://www.stevelongdo.com


#3

Steve L. wrote:

Not worth the effort to patch for an OS that the company that makes it
doesn’t even support anymore.

Try CygWin - it supports everything back to Win95. All the Ruby and
Rails
code should see a normal GNU/POSIX environment…


Phlip
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#4

I can’t help but ask… why?

On 2/18/07, Phlip removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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#5

Carl L. wrote:

I can’t help but ask… why?

Why what? Why not polish the hard drive and give this long-suffering
hardware a break, with a modern Linux distro?

I dunno…


Phlip
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#6

Carl L. wrote:

Sorry, I meant to quote the original email (not yours) and couldn’t
help to wonder why one would try to get rails running on windows 98.

I’m trying to have instiki ( http://instiki.org ) available on the most
platforms possible. some people i know of are using instiki on old
windows versions (even windows95). since the current (stable) instiki
version runs perfectly on win98 i am thinking if version 0.12 should
break the chain.
that’s the main reason why i wanted to know if there is a chance to run
rails 1.2 on win98. if there isn’t any, i will make one last old-windows
bugfix release.

-matthias


#7

Sorry, I meant to quote the original email (not yours) and couldn’t
help to wonder why one would try to get rails running on windows 98.

-carl

On 2/18/07, Phlip removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:


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