Hi,

From: "Ramesh Ramloll" <ramloll2001 / yahoo.com>
>
> I followed the instructions to install RUDL from the
> site
> http://froukepc.dhs.org/rudl/docs/howto_install.html
> 
> Opened sample RUDL program and tried to run it and
> this is what I get. (Point to note is that RUDL.so is
> indeed in C:/ruby/lib/ruby/1.7/i386-mswin32/RUDL.so)
> 
> C:/RUBY/lib/ruby/1.7/i386-mswin32/RUDL.so: 1157: One
> of the library files needed to run this application
> cannot be found.   -

Wow, what a horrid error message. :(  Guess it could be worse -
I wrote a program in my youth that irritated people in the office
trying to use it by complaining, "Something went wrong."

> C:/RUBY/lib/ruby/1.7/i386-mswin32/RUDL.so (LoadError)
> from framerate_test.rb:5
> 
> I guess there might be a difference between RUBY and
> ruby from a now win32 perspective and that may be
> causing problems. Anyone suceeded in getting RUDL to
> work?

I have RUDL V0.6 running with:
ruby 1.6.6 (2001-12-26) [i586-mswin32]

Note that RUDL is packaged with a number of .dlls...
For me they unzipped into rudl-0.6/dll... They include
 04/05/2001  05:24p             169,443 jpeg.dll
 04/05/2001  05:24p              94,720 libpng1.dll
 11/08/2001  09:31a             225,280 SDL.dll
 01/26/2002  01:40p              90,112 SDL_gfx.dll
 12/18/2001  12:53p              36,864 SDL_image.dll
 12/18/2001  12:53p             258,048 SDL_mixer.dll
 12/18/2001  12:53p             172,032 SDL_ttf.dll
 11/11/2001  01:38a             204,800 smpeg.dll
 07/27/2000  12:13a              53,760 zlib.dll
...and will need to be somewhere in your Windows executable
search path...


> Thanks
> Ramesh

Hope this helps,

Bill