OK, to fix a threading problem, I upgraded to Ruby
1.7.3.  Threading problem fixed.

However, I am now having an issue with capturing
output of a system command when running with rubyw.exe

Is this a known issue?

output = `dir`
outText.appendText(output) #this is an FXRuby thing

works fine on 1.6.7, but fails to return anything on
1.7.3.

Jason