Windows Ruby Version Check

Can a Windows Ruby user please confirm that the “Ruby 1.9.1-p129
Binary” link under “Ruby on Windows” on this page:

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/

actually downloads version 1.9.1? I’m investigating a bug report that
claimed it downloaded version 1.8.7 and I don’t have a Windows machine
to install it on and confirm. The files do look like 1.9 to me though.

Thanks for the help.

James Edward G. II

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:01 PM, James Edward G. II
[email protected]wrote:

James Edward G. II

I just downloaded it in my parallels VM:

ruby -v
ruby 1.9.1p129 …


“Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand, Your actions
speak
so loud, I can’t hear a word you’re saying.”

-Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

On Oct 9, 4:01 pm, James Edward G. II [email protected] wrote:

James Edward G. II

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Paul>c:\ruby-1.9.1-p129/bin/ruby -v
ruby 1.9.1p129 (2009-05-12 revision 23412) [i386-mswin32]

C:\Users\Paul>c:\ruby-1.9.1-p129/bin/irb
irb(main):001:0> RUBY_VERSION
=> “1.9.1”
irb(main):002:0> exit

On Oct 9, 2009, at 6:50 PM, Aaron P. wrote:

tl;dr: WFM

God help people installing JRuby on windows. I think it would take
me many days


Aaron P.
http://tenderlovemaking.com

This was a wonderful way to end a very long day.

Thank you, Aaron.

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
[email protected]

On Oct 9, 2009, at 1:01 PM, James Edward G. II wrote:

Can a Windows Ruby user please confirm that the “Ruby 1.9.1-p129
Binary” link under “Ruby on Windows” on this page:

http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/

actually downloads version 1.9.1? I’m investigating a bug report
that claimed it downloaded version 1.8.7 and I don’t have a Windows
machine to install it on and confirm. The files do look like 1.9 to
me though.

Time to log in! Hrm, what’s this?

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1q9/microsoft-windows-xp

OK, figured out how to log in. I had to press the “fn”-Option key.
So, actually you have to press Control-Fn-Option-Delete. Only 4 keys
at the same time. That’s not unreasonable, right?

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1x8/microsoft-windows-xp

Finally made it through the popup jungle. Now it’s time to explore
some internet. So I’ll open internet explorer:

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1xs/microsoft-windows-xp

Alright. Now let’s get down to business. I’m going to Google “Ruby
download” with bing:

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1x9/microsoft-windows-xp

Okay, I’ve Bung “ruby download”. Which link do I want? I’m not
sure…

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1tf/microsoft-windows-xp

After a brief side track downloading Pokenmon Ruby, I finally made it
to the ruby downloads page. Time to download this sucker

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1ti/microsoft-windows-xp

Now I have to figure out how to unzip the archive. I currently have
Salt n’ Peppa stuck in my head. “Zip it real good!”

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn13r/microsoft-windows-xp

So I clicked “Extract”. Now why “extract” means “copy”:

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn13i/microsoft-windows-xp

Okay. Apparently it doesn’t make the directory for me?

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn15b/microsoft-windows-xp

Okay. I clicked many many times and made a new folder. It’s time to
open up the command prompt and get to the ruby 1.9 directory.

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1hy/microsoft-windows-xp

After getting over my 1990’s flashback, I clumsily made it to the
ruby_1.9 directory. After trying a couple times, I was able to get
the binary to run!

http://skitch.com/aaron.patterson/nn1h9/microsoft-windows-xp

Please note: this experience was more painful than I described.

tl;dr: WFM

God help people installing JRuby on windows. I think it would take me
many days


Aaron P.
http://tenderlovemaking.com

VirtualBox, that works.

On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 12:35 AM, Rob B.

On Oct 9, 10:01 pm, James Edward G. II [email protected]
wrote:

This link:

ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/binaries/mswin32/ruby-1.9.1-p129-i386-mswin32.zip

Downloads a 13.5MB file.

After extraction, on a command prompt:

C:\Users\Luis\Downloads>ruby_1_9\bin\ruby.exe -v
ruby 1.9.1p129 (2009-05-12 revision 23412) [i386-mswin32]

Seems OK to me.

Perhaps they have 1.8.7 in the PATH, so is going to interfere. They
should check where that particular Ruby installed:

C:\Users\Luis\Downloads>ruby_1_9\bin\ruby.exe -v -rrbconfig -e “puts
RbConfig::CONFIG[‘bindir’]”
ruby 1.9.1p129 (2009-05-12 revision 23412) [i386-mswin32]
C:/Users/Luis/Downloads/ruby_1_9/bin

Regards,

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Aaron P.
[email protected] wrote:

God help people installing JRuby on windows. Â I think it would take me many
days

There are two steps to installing JRuby on Windows:

  • Install JVM (if it hasn’t been installed already)
  • Unpack JRuby

Done.

With JRuby 1.4, there’s even an installer that can do those two steps
in one shot, plus tweak your PATH. And JRuby 1.4 will have a native
jruby.exe as well.

It is vastly simpler to install JRuby than you might expect :slight_smile:

  • Charlie

Charles Oliver N. wrote:

Done.
You don’t have to set up your environment to point at the JVM? How hard
is it to find, download, and install the JVM? How about the same steps
for JRuby?

I only had to “unpack MRI” to install it, and somehow it took way more
than 1 step.

With JRuby 1.4, there’s even an installer that can do those two steps
in one shot, plus tweak your PATH. And JRuby 1.4 will have a native
jruby.exe as well.

Tweaking your PATH isn’t a step? I’m confused again…

I installed JRuby 1.4 that included the JRE. It was exactly 1 step less
than installing MRI on windows. But the limit of (n - 1) as n
approaches infinity is still infinite. Believe me, I felt like I was
approaching infinity.

I would reproduce my last email with JRuby, but this was a dig on
windows, not JRuby. Next time I’ll more clearly indicate that I’m
trying to be funny. I’ll also say “MacRuby” instead of “JRuby”. :wink:

It is vastly simpler to install JRuby than you might expect :slight_smile:

Nothing on windows is simpler than I might expect. Except getting
viruses. That was super easy. Also getting little popups in the lower
right. I’m super good at getting those little popups. I don’t even
have to click!

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Aaron P.
[email protected] wrote:

You don’t have to set up your environment to point at the JVM? Â How hard
is it to find, download, and install the JVM? Â How about the same steps
for JRuby?

Of course we’re talking past your point now (my fault, I didn’t get
the joke), but you mention below the JRuby+JRE installer. So the above
steps would be reduced to two: download JRuby+JRE installer from
jruby.com; run it.

I only had to “unpack MRI” to install it, and somehow it took way more
than 1 step.

Yeah, I didn’t get that it was a shot against Windows…I should have
looked at all the screenshots :slight_smile:

With JRuby 1.4, there’s even an installer that can do those two steps
in one shot, plus tweak your PATH. And JRuby 1.4 will have a native
jruby.exe as well.

Tweaking your PATH isn’t a step? Â I’m confused again…

It’s an optional step we leave to up to users on *nixes because they
all have their own preferences (future installers may do PATH juggling
for *nix users too). On Windows, we just set it, since more people
there get confused if we don’t (and it’s a pretty gross process to
alter it.)

I installed JRuby 1.4 that included the JRE. Â It was exactly 1 step less
than installing MRI on windows. Â But the limit of (n - 1) as n
approaches infinity is still infinite. Â Believe me, I felt like I was
approaching infinity.

No doubt…we spend a lot of time trying to support Windows, which
is why we have an installer and a native jruby.exe for the 1.4
release. Windows is just so painful to cope with. I understand why
ruby core doesn’t have enough resources to keep it working well and
build things like installers for it.

I would reproduce my last email with JRuby, but this was a dig on
windows, not JRuby. Â Next time I’ll more clearly indicate that I’m
trying to be funny. Â I’ll also say “MacRuby” instead of “JRuby”. Â :wink:

Yeah, I get that, but the connotation I read (me being overly
sensitive to such things, to be sure) was that it would be even
worse trying to install JRuby for no clear reason. It’s not, and so
I often feel the need to address unintentional FUD.

But I withdraw, at any rate, since we’re pretty far off from your
actual point now :slight_smile:

  • Charlie

On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Aaron P.
[email protected] wrote:

Charles Oliver N. wrote:

On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Aaron P.
[email protected] wrote:

God help people installing JRuby on windows. I think it would take me many
days

I know I should leave well enough alone, but…

Assuming you already have Ruby and the JVM installed:

gem install pik

pik_install c:\bin

set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files\Java\jre6

pik install jruby

pik jruby

http://pastie.org/private/indo0pcxbimgwltxnpdgua

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