On 2/15/07, Alexey Kalmykov <akalmykov / openwaygroup.com> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> I've downloaded Ruby One-Click installer (ruby185-21.exe), and tried to
> run freeride IDE. As the result I've got a console window with infinite
> stream of error messages like this:

There is some kind of conflict between FreeRIDE and the latest Ruby
one-click. I am not sure what the details are (you will have to go to
the FreeRIDE homepage to figure this out). It will tend to crash a lot
also.

If you really want to try FreeRIDE you will need to get an earlier
Ruby 1-click installer, I think 1.8.4 is fine.

But if you really want to learn & try out Ruby, just use SCiTe, the other
editor that comes with the Ruby 1-click. Many books and tutorials
use SCiTe as a base reference.

If you are on windows, note that the IDE environment for Ruby is not
the best. There is work in progress to get these into better shape
(and FreeRIDE is a good attempt) on eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, but for
now your windows Ruby programming options are limited to programming
editors and a couple of commercial tools that may take your fancy.

If you are on Linux/UNIX your options improve. If you are on a Mac,
you have the highly respected TextMate which seems to be the
platform of choice for anyone doing serious Ruby work nowadays.