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Curt

A BIG THANK YOU for all this work you are putting in.  It makes Ruby so much
more accessible to people like me who just want to "install-and-go".

Ta very muchly

Glenn



On 02/02/06, Curt Hibbs <ml.chibbs / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> === One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview3 is available! ===
>
> This iteration includes the missing DBI support with the ODBC driver
> (the Oracle driver is no longer included... if your need it, you'll
> hvae to install that yourself).
>
> This also fixes a problem with the ri database that prevented fxri
> from working, so fxri now  works!
>
> Only thing missing now is XMLParser (and fix any bugs you find), and
> we'll have a final release.
>
>
> === One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview2 is available! ===
>
> By popular demand, preview2 goes back to including SciTE as its
> bundled code editor, and includes the promised upgrade of FXRuby to
> 1.4.4. Everything else in the preview1 announcement is still correct.
>
> As usual, please wait for the RubyForge mirrors to synchronize before
> trying to download.
>
> Curt
>
> == One-Click Ruby Installer 184-16 preview1 is available!  ==
>
> *NOTE* Please wait for the RubyForge mirrors to synchronize before
> trying to download.
>
> *WARNING* This preview release for Windows is incomplete. Please read
> below to find out what is missing, and don't install this if that is
> not usable for you.
>
> This is a preview release of the One-Click installer for Ruby version
> 1.8.4. It should be usable for most people, but it is missing a few
> things that will be fixed before the final release:
>
> - DBI: (database interface library) is not included.
>
> - XMLParser: This C-based XML parser (which is an
>    interface to the Expat parser) is not included
>    (REXML, the pure Ruby XML parser, *is* included).
>
> - If you levave "Enable RubyGems" selected, the RUBYOPT
>    environment variable is set to "rubygem" instead of
>    having having "rubygems" added to the RUBYOPT value
>    (similarly, uninstalling, deletes the RUBYOPT env.
>    variable).
>
> - Uninstalling does not remove the start menu items.
>
> =================
>
> Starting with this release, I have completely rewritten the build
> system for the One-Click Installer while I  repeated the mantra:
> simplify, simplify, simplify... This should make it easier to release
> future versions of the One-Click installer more quickly. Of course,
> its possible that this could introduce new problems, so please report
> them here:
>
> http://rubyforge.org/tracker/index.php?group_id=167&atid=715
>
> Of course, the big change for this release is that it uses Ruby 1.8.4.
> The One-Click installer is now uses ruby-mswin32 and adds additional
> extentions and applications. This means that all extension provided by
> ruby-mswin32 are in the One-Click Installer. You can read about
> ruby-mswin32 here:
>
> http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/en/
>
> Everything has been compiled with MS VC++ 6.0.
>
> Here are some other notable changes:
>
> * The SciTE code editor has been replaced by Notepad++. Both
> are based on the Scintilla code editor component, but Notepad++
> is a little more full featured and supports editing multiple
> files in separate tabs.
>
> * FreeRIDE (the Free Ruby IDE) has been updated to 0.9.5 and now
> features real project support.
>
> * FXRuby has been upgraded to 1.4.3 (final release will include
> 1.4.4). This also, still includes FXRuby 1.2.6 for those programs
> that still require the older version. Both are included as
> preinstalled RubyGems.
>
> Below are the release notes.
>
> ======================================
>
>
>                            Ruby Installer for Windows
>                               Ruby Version 1.8.4
>                              Installer Version 184-16
>                         ------------------------------
>                                 RELEASE NOTES
>                         ------------------------------
>
>                         Contents:           Version:
>                         --------            --------
>
>                         ruby-mswin32        1.8.4
>                         zlib-lib            1.2.1
>                         ZLib                0.6.0
>                         RubyGems            0.8.11
>                         Rake                0.7.0
>                         RubySrc             1.8.4
>                         FXRuby              1.2.6
>                         FXri                0.3.2
>                         FreeRIDE            0.9.5
>                         Notepad++           3.4
>                         FXRuby              1.4.3
>                         OpenGL              0.23b
>                         GLUT                3.7.6
>                         SWin                040314
>                         VRuby               040306
>                         Expat               1.95.8
>                         HTMLParser          19990912p2
>                         log4r               1.0.5
>                         Programming Ruby    1st Edition
>                         OpenSSL             0.9.7b-1
>                         Iconv               1.8
>                         readline            4.3-2
>                         PDCurses            2.60-1
>                         GDBM                1.8.3-1
>                         Installer-Patches   1.8.4
>
>
> 1.  You can install overtop of an existing installation that has
> the same Ruby major version number (e.g., 1.6).  Installations
> up to and including 1.6.5-1 can only be uninstalled.  All versions
> can co-exist peacefully (DLL's willing) in separate directories.
>
> 2. This version was compiled using Microsoft Visual C++, not Cygwin.
> As a result, some I/O functionality -- particularly those involving
> the Unix fork() system call and pipes -- will not work. The benefit
> of using MSVC is to have a more stable and reliable version of Ruby.
>
>
> Reporting Bugs
> --------------
>
> Bugs in Ruby itself should be e-mailed to ruby-bugs / ruby-lang.org.
>
> Bugs in the installer should be reported at:
>
>   http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?atid=715&group_id=167&func=browse
>
> Make sure your problem has not already been reported, then click
> on "Submit New" to create a new bug report.
>
>
> Disclaimer
> ----------
>
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
> WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
> PURPOSE.
>
>
> Credits:
> --------
>
>    Yukihiro Matsumoto, a.k.a Matz <matz / netlab.co.jp> created
>    Ruby in the first place.
>
>    Andy Hunt <andy / pragmaticprogrammer.com> did the original packaging
>    of this installer using the Nullsoft installer (www.nullsoft.com).
>
>    Curt Hibbs <curt / hibbs.com> has been maintaining the one-click
>    installer since it moved to RubyForge.org in early 2004.
>
>    Dave Thomas <dave / pragmaticprogrammer.com> translated
>    the original LaTeX of "Programming Ruby" into XML
>    and arranged its release under the Open Publication License.
>
>    Bernard Delm˝Ă <bdelmee / advalvas.be> created the Windows Help
>    version of our "Programming Ruby" book.
>
>    Martin Ankerl <martin.ankerl / gmail.com> created fxri, a GUI
>    interface to the ri documentation database.
>
>    Martin DeMello <martindemello / yahoo.com> created fxirb, a GUI
>    version of Ruby's console based irb (interactive ruby). fxirb
>    is incorporated into Martin Ankerl's fxri.
>
>    Lyle Johnson <ljohnson / resgen.com> ported and provides the
>    FXRuby GUI extension.
>
>


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All the best
Glenn
Aylesbury, UK

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