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C37e335e7250698ebcc8a092a4baded3?d=identicon&s=25 Eric C. (Guest)
on 2016-06-19 23:50

I'm looking for someone who owns a MAC and is willing to help me with
visualruby.  I'd like to make sure that my install instructions are

If you own a MAC and install visualruby, please let me know if my
install instructions are still good.  If not, please post a list of
correct install instructions.  It should be these steps:

1) install glade
2) perhaps install gtksourceview3 ?
3) gem install visualruby

I'd like to update my webpage so noobies can understand.

Just post here.

Also, I'd like to get a screenshot on the MAC.  I'm sure there's a
"print screen" button.  Then post the image.

Ddf3c45199991620645dadd342e5c5e2?d=identicon&s=25 Sriharsha C. (Guest)
on 2016-08-14 16:09
Hi Eric

I did install it on MAC and it doesn't seem to work.

I get the following error when I attempt to start the program with the
command 'vr':
Typelib file for namespace 'GtkSource' (any version) not found

Any ideas?
692e136a73b75f9bcc941d6b2a9257ce?d=identicon&s=25 Corey M. (Guest)
on 2016-10-03 16:20
I had VR successfully  running on my 10.11.6 Mac for the last two weeks
successfully, though with some occasional Glade crashes when clicking on
certain UI elements. I don't have the exact method I used to get it
running, as I had to brew install just about everything i could think
of. Specifically, I know I installed gtk+, gtk+3, gtksourceview,

However, it stopped working at the end of last week. Now I get an
assertion failed crash every time Glade tries to load with the following

Gtk:ERROR:gtkiconhelper.c:493:ensure_surface_for_gicon: assertion
failed: (destination)
Abort trap: 6

I've uninstalled every gem and package down to nothing and reinstalled
to no avail.

Any ideas?
692e136a73b75f9bcc941d6b2a9257ce?d=identicon&s=25 Corey M. (Guest)
on 2016-10-06 18:16
I got this running again today. Somehow. I can't tell you the exact
process as i've uninstalled and reinstalled things so many times, but
below are what is installed (ruby. brew. and gem) that has it working:

OSX 10.11.6

 rvm list

rvm rubies

   ruby-2.3.0 [ missing bin/ruby ]
=* ruby-2.3.1 [ x86_64 ]
   ruby-head [ x86_64 ]

# => - current
# =* - current && default
#  * - default

brew list

atk        gnome-icon-theme    libepoxy      pcre
autoconf      gobject-introspection    libffi        pixman
automake      gsettings-desktop-schemas  libgpg-error      pkg-config
cairo        gtk+        libksba        py2cairo
fontconfig      gtk+3        libpng        pygobject
freetype      gtk-mac-integration    libtiff        pygtk
gdbm        gtksourceview3      libtool        python
gdk-pixbuf      harfbuzz      libxml2        readline
gettext        hicolor-icon-theme    libyaml        shared-mime-info
glade        icu4c        openssl        sqlite
glib        jpeg        pango

 gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

atk (3.0.9)
bigdecimal (1.2.8)
bundler-unload (1.0.2)
cairo (1.15.2)
cairo-gobject (3.0.9)
did_you_mean (1.0.0)
executable-hooks (1.3.2)
gdk3 (3.0.9)
gdk_pixbuf2 (3.0.9)
gdkpixbuf (0.20.1)
gem-wrappers (1.2.7)
gio2 (3.0.9)
glib2 (3.0.9)
gobject-introspection (3.0.9)
gtk3 (3.0.9)
gtksourceview3 (3.0.9)
io-console (0.4.5)
json (1.8.3)
minitest (5.8.3)
net-scp (1.2.1)
net-ssh (3.2.0)
net-telnet (0.1.1)
pango (3.0.9)
pkg-config (1.1.7)
power_assert (0.2.6)
psych (2.0.17)
rake (10.4.2)
rdoc (4.2.1)
require_all (1.3.3)
rubygems-bundler (1.4.4)
rvm (
test-unit (3.1.5)
visualruby (3.0.22)
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