Shoes require

hi. i tried the gui framework shoes today and got some problems trying
to require ‘activerecord’. the error message says
~/Desktop/shoes/dist/lib/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
‘gem_orginal_require’: no such file to load – activerecord

how do i do to require in shoes?

Try this:

require ‘active_record’

Sometimes it needs the _ and sometimes it doesn’t…

–Jeremy

On Jan 1, 2008 1:06 PM, Adam B. [email protected] wrote:

hi. i tried the gui framework shoes today and got some problems trying
to require ‘activerecord’. the error message says
~/Desktop/shoes/dist/lib/rubygems/custom_require.rb:27:in
‘gem_orginal_require’: no such file to load – activerecord

how do i do to require in shoes?

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didn’t work, still the same error. It works when I dont use Shoes so im
a bit confused :/.

Jeremy McAnally wrote:

Try this:

require ‘active_record’

Sometimes it needs the _ and sometimes it doesn’t…

–Jeremy

On Jan 1, 2008 1:33 PM, Adam B. [email protected] wrote:

didn’t work, still the same error. It works when I dont use Shoes so im
a bit confused :/.

Have you installed the activerecord gem?

$sudo gem install activerecord

ActiveRecord is part of Rails, but can be installed separately.


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You can’t use gems from within Shoes, at least not in the usual way.
Shoes incorporates its own Ruby interpreter so you need to either give
it an explicit path to ActiveRecord’s location or bundle ARec into a
nearby directory in Shoes-land.

Shoes is I think going to have some kind of gems thing going on in the
nearish future but you’d have to check with _why to get the real 411.


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ok. thanks for the help

On Jan 1, 2008 11:35 AM, Giles B. [email protected] wrote:

Shoes incorporates its own Ruby interpreter so you need to either give
it an explicit path to ActiveRecord’s location or bundle ARec into a
nearby directory in Shoes-land.

This is basically correct. As Shoes does indeed incorporate its own
Ruby interpreter it also has its own collection of relevant gems
already installed. Though there is no mechanism (yet) to install gems
automatically you can manually install them into the nearby directory
in Shoes-land which is ruby/lib.
Basically what I did to get ActiveRecord working was I downloaded
ActiveRecord and ActiveSupport from rubyforge.org. I’m using
ActiveRecord 1.15.6 and ActiveSupport 1.4.4. These are the newest
versions before the move to Rails 2.0. You could probably do it with
the 2.0 versions but I’m sticking back. Then I copied the lib
directories to the ruby/lib directory under shoes. If you do this
you’ll notice they fit right in and don’t look unusual at all. After
they are copied you can do a simple require ‘active_record’ and use it
as normal from within shoes. The key thing to note here is that
ActiveRecord depends on ActiveSupport. You can use this trick to
install any gems under shoes as long as you also install their
required dependencies.

I’m guessing you’ll also want sqlite working and there seems to be a
problem with sqlite under windows so the solution right now is to
download the newest sqlite3.dll from
http://www.sqlite.org/sqlitedll-3_5_4.zip and put it in the same
directory as the shoes.exe

-Garret Buell

On Jan 2, 7:46 am, Giles B. [email protected] wrote:

RAILS_ROOT and RAILS_ENV need to be set to fool acts_as_ferret into
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already installed. Though there is no mechanism (yet) to install gems
as normal from within shoes. The key thing to note here is that
-Garret Buell
Thanks for the tips !

And a footnote copied from a post Garret made on the Shoes list:

If anyone is interested in getting ferret and acts_as_ferret from
within shoes for some awesome database indexing goodness you simply
need to extract the relevant lib files to the shoes ruby/lib folder
and then:
RAILS_ROOT = ‘.’
RAILS_ENV = ‘development’
require ‘acts_as_ferret’

RAILS_ROOT and RAILS_ENV need to be set to fool acts_as_ferret into
working correctly because it expects to be used from within rails.

there’s a Ferret in my Shoes!


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