Hello,
I must admit I am a complete noob in Rails. I need to develop an
application with support for several languages so I decided to install
Globalize just after installing Rails. I created a project named
"first" and typed the following:
D:\railsspace\first>ruby script/plugin install
http://svn.globalize-rails.org/svn/globalize/branches/for-1.2

After some operation the script complained about some "Exec format
error".
Whole output follows:
D:\railsspace\first>ruby script/plugin install
http://svn.globalize-rails.org/svn/globalize/branches/for-1.2
+ ./for-1.2/LICENSE
+ ./for-1.2/README
+ ./for-1.2/data/country_data.csv
+ ./for-1.2/data/language_data.csv
+ ./for-1.2/data/translation_data.csv
+ ./for-1.2/generators/globalize/USAGE
+ ./for-1.2/generators/globalize/globalize_generator.rb
+ ./for-1.2/generators/globalize/templates/migration.rb.gz
+ ./for-1.2/generators/globalize/templates/model_migration.rb
+ ./for-1.2/generators/globalize/templates/tiny_migration.rb.gz
+ ./for-1.2/init.rb
+ ./for-1.2/install.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/localization/core_ext.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/localization/core_ext_hooks.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/localization/db_translate.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/localization/db_view_translator.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/localization/locale.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/localization/rfc_3066.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/models/country.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/models/currency.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/models/language.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/models/model_translation.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/models/translation.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/models/view_translation.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/rails/action_mailer.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/rails/action_view.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/rails/active_record.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/rails/active_record_helper.rb
+ ./for-1.2/lib/globalize/rails/date_helper.rb
+ ./for-1.2/populators/pop_dates.rb
+ ./for-1.2/populators/pop_migration.rb
+ ./for-1.2/populators/pop_pluralization.rb
+ ./for-1.2/populators/pop_seps.rb
+ ./for-1.2/tasks/data.rake
+ ./for-1.2/test/action_mailer_test/globalize_mailer/test.en-
US.plain.text.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/action_mailer_test/globalize_mailer/
test.en.plain.text.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/action_mailer_test/globalize_mailer/
test.he.plain.text.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/action_mailer_test/globalize_mailer/
test.plain.text.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/action_mailer_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/config/database.yml.default
+ ./for-1.2/test/config/database.yml.example
+ ./for-1.2/test/core_ext_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/currency_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/date_helper_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/db/schema.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/db_localizes_translates_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/db_translation_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_categories.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_categories_products.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_countries.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_languages.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_manufacturers.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_products.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_simples.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_translations.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/fixtures/globalize_unlocalized_classes.yml
+ ./for-1.2/test/locale_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/mime_responds_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/model_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/render_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/standard_data_test_helper.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/test_helper.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/test_standard_data.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/validation_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/view_picking_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/view_translation_namespace_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/view_translation_test.rb
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/layouts/standard.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/render/test.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/all_types_with_layout.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/all_types_with_layout.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.en.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.en.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.en.rxml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.fr.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.fr.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.fr.rxml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults.rxml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/
using_defaults_with_type_list.en.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults_with_type_list.en.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/
using_defaults_with_type_list.en.rxml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/
using_defaults_with_type_list.fr.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults_with_type_list.fr.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/
using_defaults_with_type_list.fr.rxml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults_with_type_list.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults_with_type_list.rjs
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/respond_to/using_defaults_with_type_list.rxml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/test.he-IL.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/test.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/test2.he.rhtml
+ ./for-1.2/test/views/test2.rhtml
Exec format error - rake -f D:/railsspace/first/vendor/plugins/
for-1.2/../../../Rakefile globalize:upgrade_schema_to_1_dot_2 && exit
1

Looks like there is an error in my vendor/plugins/for-1.2/tasks/
data.rake file but I have little idea how to read it. The file can be
found here:
http://svn.globalize-rails.org/svn/globalize/branches/for-1.2/tasks/data.rake

I am running Win XP SP2 with Ruby 1.8.6 (2007-03-13 patchlevel 0)
[i386-mswin32] and Rails 1.2.3

I read the replies to similar problems, and the solution was to use
rake.cmd or rake.bat instead of plain rake command, but in the
upgrate_schema_to_1_dot_2 task I can't even see when the rake is
invoked...

Can anyone help? I have no idea how to bite this problem...

All the best,
Maciek