I hope someone can help with some RadRails guidance...
( on WIndows XP )
I've been using UltraEdit and it's Project management is good, but I
feel RadRails should be better with the inbuild Ruby and RoR
I've tried working through the tutorials on the web site for example
the CookBook tutorial & it tells me to go the Generators Pane, which I
find, but then it tells me to select an open project in the Rails
Navigator, so I go there, but don't know what to do. I have the
project open that I am working with - so I'm just pulling my hair out
going round and round in circles - it can't be this hard !!!!
Anyone using RadRails and can help I would very much appreciate it !
TIA - Dave Porter
what web site are you looking at?
did you create your project in radrails?
in order to use the generators, you need to have the project open and
selected, or a file or directory in the project selected. then go to
the generator pane, select what generator you want to use (controller,
model, etc), enter a name, and click 'go' button.
Thanks for your help guys, but I just can't get past the generator tab-
page telling me to select an open rails project...
The project exists, I have files open from the project, the server is
running, but that's it !!!
I can see the two projects that exist both in the Rails Navigator, but
which one is 'Selected' ? I can't see anything in the menus or
navigators that tells me what project is 'Open' at any one time, they
all seem to just be visible.
Just played around some more and it must be something to do with the
way I'm creating projects. I go through the project wizard and all
Then I create the webrick server for that project, but when I click
browse, nothing happens. So I put in the name of the project and it
seems OK. But I'm guesing that is not right ??? I also seem to only
be allowed one server to be configured. When I create a second one
the previous one dispears. I'm guessing I don't have to create a new
server everytime I switch projects ?
Thanks Again !
Hi Miguel, That is now apparent to me, but how do you 'select' a
I right click on the project name, no 'select' option ( but there is a
'close project' option )
If I try double clicking the name, that just opens and closes the tree
for that project.
I know I'm going to be kicking myself when I get this, but is just not
i just click once on anything in that project (highlighted in gray)
and the console works for me for that project. I can have a layout
select in the project and the console works.
If it is of any help, here is an image of what it looks like....
Forgot to mention, when I browse within RadRails, It works OK & see
the correct results that I expect...
So the server must be configured and working correctly...
sorry for the "is it plugged in" question, but is it configured correctly?
go to window > preferences
i attached a screen shot of my set up. I use instant rails.
I don't use instant rails, but one thing I did notice is that it won't
let me enter just 'rake' in the second setting, it only allows
rake.bat, else it complains about the entry
Also I don't have a mongrel_rails file in my bin folder ? Is that
regards, Dave Porter
I understand that - but I have NEVER seen anything in the generator
pane other than the message for me to select an open project !
And I have done exactly what you have described...
I know i'm not much help but when I first added radrails I had trouble
with the console. I think then I upgraded my instant rails and it
seems to work now.
I used the command line alot.
I guess instant rails is now using mongrel
i'm not sure about webrick as a server. sorry
I don’t use instant rails, but one thing I did notice is that it won’t
let me enter just ‘rake’ in the second setting, it only allows
rake.bat, else it complains about the entry
The one-click installer has subsumed the “rake” file into its own “rake.bat”. The next release will include both files (Instant Rails already does this). If you use Instant Rails and install RadRails in the Instant Rails base directory, then RadRails will automatically be configured with all the proper paths.
Also I don’t have a mongrel_rails file in my bin folder ? Is that
If you want to develop with the Mongrel web server (instead of the WEBrick server), then you have to install Mongrel (in a console window, run the command: “gem install mongrel”). These days Mongrel has become the preferred server for Rails.
Thanks for the clarification Curt,
I'll have to give this away and go back to UltraEdit for now as I've
wasted way too much time on this - plus with all my mucking around
I've broken my Apache server, so I can't run phpMyAdmin anymore !@#$%
cheers - Dave
from that image, it doesn't look like your project is a rails project
specifically because there is no "rails" symbol on the project folder
in the navigator.
see attached image for what i am talking about.