RE: Re: [ANN] Instant Rails Screencast

if you are only using Instant Rails you have to run the
Instant Rails ‘use_ruby.cmd’ to set the path before you run
RadRails. Otherwise as far as I know none of the RadRails
integrated Rake menus or the Generator panel will work. This
is another setup that I thought about covering in a future screencast.

I think the easiest solution to this is to just put ruby in your path.
In my case I just add c:\InstantRails-1.3a\ruby\bin to my path and
RadRails and the generators all work as expected. It would be a quick
thing to do at the beginning of the screencast.

to use “dir” and friends when I’m on Windows.
The easiest way is to execute the following:

mysqld --install

This will add mysql as a service in your Services control panel
configured to start automatically by default.

You may also need to add c:\InstantRails-1.3a\mysql\bin to your path for
this to startup as expected. I have not rebooted yet to test it but
this should get you going.


Bill, these are excellent suggestions. Would you be willing to update
FAQ on the Instant Rails wiki with this to make it easy for others to
The URL is:


We have plans to eventually support RadRails by detecting when you
install RadRails inside of the Instant Rails directory tree and then
automatically updating the RadRails configuration to work properly. As
always with an open source project, this will happen sooner if someone
volunteers to do it!

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