[Backgroundrb-devel] backgroundrb 0.2.1 not supported on windows platform?

Stevie Clifton steviec at gmail.com
Wed Feb 28 14:53:56 EST 2007


To use backgroundrb on Windows you'll need to either run it under cygwin, or
use a version pre 0.2.x.  See this post by Ezra for the reasons behind this:

I've been running backgroundrb 0.2.1 under cygwin on a windows box for the
last couple of weeks and it's been working fine so far.  I'm using it
outside of the rails context so I can't comment on that one.


On 2/27/07, medha kulkarni <medha_19 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to execute certain ruby script periodically in
> my rails application running on windows platform.
> I wanted to try out backgroundrb, but it seems that
> the support for Windows is deprecated with release
> 0.2.0 of BackgrounDRb.
> The latest release is 0.2.1 & the plugin still doesnt
> support windows platform. Can anyone throw more light
> on this?
> Also, can anyone suggest any alternative approach to
> run ruby script periodically in rails application on
> windows platform?
> Thanks in advance!
> ---------------------------------
> With Best Regards,
> Medha.
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Stevie Clifton
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