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-The Win32 one-click installer on rubyforge does not seem quite right yet. so ...... -I made a copy of my 1.8.1 install directory for safe keeping -Got the 1.8.2 Win32 zip -Unzipped it into the 1.8.1 install directories (overwrite all) -Started running some tests. 'irb', which I use a lot, moans about 'readline.dll' is missing, but functions. -Get required 'readline.dll' etc. from here and unzip all into the Ruby install directory, and that cures irb's complaints -Further (minimal) testing appears OK, although some 'deprecation warnings' are issued for newly deprecated functionality (e.g. Eclipse's rdt plugin, which is useless under Windows in any case)
Next step: A Linux build on a Fedora box (no RPMs yet ......).
HTH any Ruby enthusiasts.
And a short time later .... on Fedora Core 3 ...
-rpm --erase the existing 1.8.1 installation -ripped 'gem' and 'rails' out by (rm -rf ....) -then the ./configure, make, make test, make install dance is flawless -Initial tests look good. -Reinstall 'gem', then 'rails' -Looks very good to me at this point.
And even later yet. My comment above about the one-click installer at Rubyforge is incorrect. My D/L was bad, missing a couple of MB, dunno what went wrong with that. I later:
-Reran the D/L and got the whole .exe this time -Installed on (another) XP system, also SP2, no installation problems (don't laugh, PII 450, 384M, an ancient and hacked on triple boot system) -Minimal testing is OK.
For most Win users, this is the way to go.
[ December 29, 2004: Message edited by: Guy Allard ] [ December 29, 2004: Message edited by: Guy Allard ]