Excellent work so far, David. I've been playing around with  
ActiveRecord, (re-)building a web application (re- because I started  
building it during our spring semester, although it was never in a  
working or complete state) using AR to map to the database.

I tried installing from the tarball, and got the following error:

% irb1.8 -r active_record
/usr/local/stow/ruby-1.8.1/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/active_record/ 
transactions.rb:1:in `require': No such file to load --  
active_record/vendor/simple.rb (LoadError)
         from  
/usr/local/stow/ruby-1.8.1/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/active_record/ 
transactions.rb:1

Digging a little deeper, it appears that install.rb just neglects to  
install simple.rb. Here's a patch:

8<----- cut here
--- install.rb.old      Thu Jun  3 17:48:27 2004
+++ install.rb  Thu Jun  3 17:48:55 2004
@@ -42,6 +42,7 @@
   active_record/support/class_attribute_accessors.rb
   active_record/support/class_inheritable_attributes.rb
   active_record/vendor/mysql.rb
+ active_record/vendor/simple.rb
  -

  # the acual gruntwork
8<----- cut here

Keep up the good work?like many folks, I'm really excited to see the  
other half of Rails.

Pacem in terris / Mir / Shanti / Salaam / Heiwa
Kevin R. Bullock