> Doing a quick test under rvm 1.9.2...

rvm 1.9.2
git clone
gem install bundler mechanize
rake

(again having issues lib vs lib64):
  No such file or directory - /usr/lib/libgif.so

sed -i 's;/lib/;/lib64/;g' make/linux/tasks.rb

# oops one too many, change it back :)
vi make/linux/tasks.rb

rake

cd dist
./shoes
  "Welcome to SHOES"