Stuart Clarke wrote:

> 
> My next issue is getting the gem installed on JRuby. It keeps failing to 
> find the gem in the repository, I have had a search around to download 
> the compiled gem but I have not been able to find it.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 

Ah, you're working with JRuby. Unlike standard Ruby (on Windows), 
JRuby's install doesn't include a win32ole library. But it will soon:

  http://rubyonwindows.blogspot.com/2010/09/coming-soon-win32ole-for-jruby.html

A commenter on the above article provides the following URLs:

  http://github.com/enebo/jacob

  http://github.com/enebo/jrwin32ole

I haven't tried these yet, but they may meet your needs until JRuby 1.6 
is released.

David



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