In a few weeks I am going to teach a class of 16 year old students how
program. From scratch. With Ruby. (We have good reasons, I’ll explain
if you like.) With an IDE. (To get rid of the terminal fears.)
Now the problem is that their school runs Windows 98. We love FreeRIDE,
a good IDE, but it does not run under Windows 98. And that’s not good.
Their teacher is not happy about it any more as ruby seems hard on a
console. And that’s a pity.
So, which good Ruby IDE works in Windows 98?
The Ruby Eclipse Development tool seems to have lots of buttons and all
kinds of Java related stuff. We want to be clear for students so that’s
FreeRIDE seemed better…
Do you have any other suggestions? We just want a good IDE that
the command prompt in Windows 98, so what do you suggest? We are
to get desperate, we want to teach those students programming the good