I just installed it and it seems like everything goes smoothly... but
I'm having one hurdle after another installing a new application. I've
had to get various dlls for sqlite, mysql and msvcrt-ruby18, or things
This is a Windows problem not a Ruby on Rails problem.
I've had an error where rails though I didn't have rake installed...
but the gem was installed. I had to remove a file called rake.gemspec
and reinstall rake for everything to work.
Again you're falsely blaming OS problems on Rails.
I don't mean this to sound bad, but for a framework that claims to
"just work", it certainly has it's share of bugs or hurdles. Maybe
it's just because I run windows 7 64-bit. I dunno
If you use an operating system that "just works" then Rails will also
"just work" (generally speaking, of course).
These seem like platform issues to me, an area that Java really does
have a leg up on. At least when you install java... it works
You are correct. It is a platform problem. The issue really is that
Windows is treated as a second class development platform within the
Ruby and Rails community. IMHO I believe this to be due to the simple
fact that the vast majority of the developers actually building Rails
are on some form of UNIX/Linux based OS.
I'll keep playing with it. I hope after these hurdles, everything will
eventually just work.
I actually do hope that things will eventually improve on Windows. Not
for myself since I have no interest in anything Windows, but for those
who either choose Windows or don't have a choice.
However, having said that I would not recommend you holding your breath
waiting on the Rails core team to fix this. It's probably going to take
a community effort of Windows centric developers to fix this issue. That
is if there really is an issue needing fixed that hasn't already been
Problems get fixed through need. I'm quite sure that fixing Rails on
Windows is not a major need of the core team.