Komodo by ActiiveState does everything you want plus intellisense.
Works on Windows 98 and one license lets you install a copy on Mac,
Windows, and Linux.  It will cost you $29 per student.


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On Jan 24, 1:16 pm, Bart Braem <bart.br... / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> In a few weeks I am going to teach a class of 16 year old students how to
> program. From scratch. With Ruby. (We have good reasons, I'll explain them
> if you like.) With an IDE. (To get rid of the terminal fears.)
> Now the problem is that their school runs Windows 98. We love FreeRIDE, it's
> a good IDE, but it does not run under Windows 98. And that's not good.
> Their teacher is not happy about it any more as ruby seems hard on a
> console. And that's a pity.
> So, which good Ruby IDE works in Windows 98?
>
> The Ruby Eclipse Development tool seems to have lots of buttons and all
> kinds of Java related stuff. We want to be clear for students so that's why
> FreeRIDE seemed better...
>
> Do you have any other suggestions? We just want a good IDE that abstracts
> the command prompt in Windows 98, so what do you suggest? We are starting
> to get desperate, we want to teach those students programming the good
> way...
> 
> Bart