Ruby-services 0.3.0

Hi everyone,

The Win32Utils Team is happy to announce the release of ruby-services

= What is it?

This is a collection of Windows services for Ruby that can be
configured, installed and controlled separately. At the moment it
includes services for FastRI, WEBrick and the Rubygems doc server.

= What’s new?

The services have been updated to use win32-service 0.6.x branch. Also,
there were several bits of the services themselves that were refactored,
including better error handling and shutdown sequences.

In addition, a common Rakefile can now be used to install the packages
(though individual services still use their respective command line
programs to install and control the service itself).

= Prerequisites

Because it’s not a gem you’ll have to install the prerequisites on your
own first. They are:

  • win32-service 0.6.0 or later
  • win32-dir 0.3.0 or later
  • getopt 1.3.5 or later
  • fastri (if you want the FastRI service)
  • rubygems (if you want the Rubygems doc service)

= Where is it?

There’s no gem I’m afraid. This is a collection of individual services,
with the expectation that they will be installed outside of your Ruby
directory hierarchy. It’s up to you to choose which services you want,
and where they’ll live. See the README file for each service for more


The Win32Utils Team