Hi Bill,
Checked the windows excutables search path, its
pointing to the right place. All the dlls are in
c:\ruby\bin and the latter of course is on my PATH.
Well was just trying some interesting minimal
multi-media application to  learn Ruby. I was
wondering about what I would like in a development
environment. I have been programming since my
undergrad years which is 10 yrs now, and from a
not-too skilled and impatient programmer's
perspective, I think there has always been a lot of
un-necessary cognitive load on setting things up
before you get started. I remember this was true with
the Java CLASSPATH in the begining. I am familiar with
the VC++ environment, but I have too say linking with
other libraries etc... was never without any trials
and errors. Is it a worthwhile goal to inject some
intelligence in a dev environment that will allow some
piece of code to search for the appropriate libs,
modules automatically? May be there could be some dll
(and whatever else the program needs) recognition
facility inbuilt. I am just thinking aloud, am sure
other people have thought and built things around this
that I am not aware of. Anyway, at least OpenGL and
GLUT seems to work for me so may I drop RUDL for now.
R
--- Bill Kelly <billk / cts.com> wrote:
> 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
> 
> 
> 
> 


=====
Rameshsharma Ramloll PhD
Assistive Technology & Neuroscience Research CenterNational Rehabilitation Hospital
102 Irving St., NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-877-1932 phone ext 1935
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