I'm trying to use a ruby script as a simple make tool where I essentially
tell the script everything it should do.
But I can't get the output from the system command to be forwarded to the
Ruby output.
I call the script from within an IDE on Win2K

I get the output from Ruby puts into the IDE but neither "echo hello" nor
the external compiler output shows up.

puts "build initiated"
system("echo hello")
system("mycompiler myfile")
puts "build completed"

Initially I thought the issue were related to stderr, but since 'echo' also
doesn't work, it must be stdout as well. I believe the compiler uses stderr
for output.

Mikkel