Resque on IronRuby 1.0RC1 (it works) - some feedback


some feedback from my experiments, in case that’s useful to anyone: I
to see if I could use IronRuby to create Resque workers, and the answer
looks like yes.

Resque is a nice ruby/Redis-based message queue (introduction here: It comes with a Sinatra
based UI (

I’m using Resque to push XML messages from a Rails internet-based
to IronRuby workers (that will do Excel spreadsheets generation amongst
other things).

To get this to work, use the edge version of Resque (not the gem 1.3.1),
tweak IronRuby to tell it doesn’t support Kernel.fork (



– Thibaut

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