[Ironruby-core] rexml/document with IronRuby

Ryan Riley ryan.riley at panesofglass.org
Fri Jan 15 14:34:23 EST 2010

To further the point, adding elements to your config should be a fairly
routine task, as it is also required by data access, WCF, and other
libraries. Some of those may have tooling, but you must edit the config in
some way. So I don't see this as quite an incredulous thing to ask.

Ryan Riley

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Jimmy Schementi <
Jimmy.Schementi at microsoft.com> wrote:

> > This configuration, setting different paths etc is too much a hassle for
> developers.
> Let's go over what "configuration, setting different paths etc" actually
> means:
> - When using ir.exe directly?
>  Nothing, the Ruby standard library just works.
> - When embedding IronRuby inside a .NET app?
>  Just telling your C# app where IronRuby's libraries are:
>  1. Copy ir.exe.config into your app.config
>  2. Make sure LibraryPaths still make sense. Making these full-paths is
> easiest,
>     So just replace the ".." with "C:\IronRuby" (or wherever you extracted
> a IronRuby
>     release to ... for example this is the LibraryPaths for a C:\IronRuby
> installation:
> C:\IronRuby\lib\IronRuby;C:\IronRuby\lib\ruby\site_ruby\1.8;C:\IronRuby\lib\ruby\site_ruby;C:\IronRuby\lib\ruby\1.8
> And that's it. So please, let me know how this could be too much hassle for
> you.
> Sure, embedding isn't "one-click", but don't blow it up to be more than it
> really is.
> Please let us know if you've found any real ship-stopping bugs.
> Note that ir.exe.config uses relative paths as we have no idea where
> someone will
> unzip the release to. With the MSI we can possibly generate ir.exe.config
> to use
> full paths, but that would be very low on our list of stuff to do for 1.0.
> Also,
> if we release VS integration in the future, generating the correct
> app.config
> for embedding is also a possibility.
> However, for embedding, presumably you are going to want to put the
> libraries
> into your application's directory, so you do really care about where the
> paths
> are, which is why we don't somehow magically find them.
> ~Jimmy
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