whatever, it's totally related and helps others who might have similar
I'm sorry you feel I'm being a jerk. I don't mean to be. Mailing lists are to help people solve problems, and sometimes the way to solve the problem is to help the person find the appropriate forum for their question. Please note that I did provide you with links to two resources where you might find a solution to your issue.
There are plenty of RMagick install questions here.
And most of them should be addressed in other forums. Just because there's a lot of irrelevant questions doesn't mean that they should continue to be posted here.
When dealing with a web framework, the graphics processing libraries
available are totally relevant.
Questions related to integrating a library with the framework would be appropriate. Actually using the library is not (unless you've exhausted all your other resources, and even then, I'd think twice about posting it here).
What Rails book doesn't talk about
RMagick even a little?
Of the Rails books I have, "Agile Web Development with Rails" (2nd Edition, P2.01) does not have a single mention of RMagick (and only three instances of the word "graphic", for what it's worth). Of the seventy recipes in "Rails Recipes" (P2.0 printing, July, 2006), two discuss processing images (13 and 57). Actually, you might find "Rails Recipes" helpful, Recipe 57 is entitled "Processing Uploaded Images".
As for your RMagick problem, I would try to reproduce what you're seeing in a reproducible test case outside of the Rails framework to isolate the problem and find a solution. If you find it *is* a problem with integrating RMagick with Rails, then after you've searched the web, checked the Rails and RMagick documentation, then it would be appropriate to ask on the Rails list.
You can help make this list better: help people learn to utilize the resources available to them. It's part of helping a community grow and mature. I've seen quite a few posts from you on this and other mailing lists, so I know you're pretty active, and know you can help out improving the quality of the list. I respect you enough to know you can step up to this. If I didn't, I wouldn't have said anything.
Anyway, enough from me. I hope you take this in the spirit it's given. Best of luck with your endeavors.
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