I got some rpms from the FreeRide file repository.  There are rpms for
FOX FXRuby, fxscintilla and FreeRide.  They all installed without trouble,
but FreeRide doesn't work.  I just get a list of things that failed
(output below).

Is there any chance that FreeRide might be ported to one of the more
standard GUIs?  Fox is not very useful if people can't get it installed.
If FreeRide used Gtk or QT you could still include, for the Windows users,
an automatic installer.

I just don't think that we want to make the Ruby IDE so inaccessible to
the Unix/Linux users.

Here is the output:

$ freeride
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-appframe
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-fox_services
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-toolbar
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-menubar
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-editpane
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-outputpane
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-dockpane
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-menupane
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui-dockbar
Failing to load: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to load: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-appframe
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-fox_services
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-toolbar
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-menubar
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-editpane
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-outputpane
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-dockpane
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-outputpane
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-dockbar
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-menupane
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-menubar
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui-dockbar
Failing to start: rubyide_fox_gui
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_source_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_script_runner
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_file_browser
Failing to start: rubyide_tools_fox_databus_inspector

And it just hangs at this point.

Daniel Carrera
Graduate Teaching Assistant.  Math Dept.
University of Maryland.  (301) 405-5137