I tried to download the latest jruby for use on a laptop
running Vista. First I tried the jruby_windows_1_7_2.exe, and that
failed to find the java installation. So I then uninstalled that
and obtained jruby_windowsjre_1_7_2.exe, and that failed in the same
Searching for a solution, the only things I could find on Stack
overflow, I think,
and elsewhere suggested adding a trailing backslash to the JAVA_HOME
environment variable, which I did. I still get the same error
which is this:
Cannot locate Java installation, specified by JAVA_HOME:
I chose the EXE over the ZIP file on the basis that it would have
better decisions programmed into it than I could make, because I don’t
code in Java. My expectation was that the one with the jre built-in
would be able to point to its own Java Runtime Environment correctly.
Are there any more diagnostics I can supply? This is definitely a 32
bit machine, so my choice of download is not a failure to pick 64bits.