[Ironruby-core] Did Something Changed Again in Spec...

Orion Edwards orion.edwards at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 14:44:44 EST 2010


On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 7:50 AM, Mohammad Azam <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> The problem is that every person has their own IronRuby folder. It has
> to work same for everyone. Kind of like libraries in GAC.
>
> You are NOT thinking throughly about the problem!
>
> This is not regarding putting the path in ENV variables and copying
> couple of files. This is about doing the same thing for 10 servers. I
> don't think you will be comfortable doing the same for 10 servers.
>

Seriously? If a developer isn't comfortable with setting ENV variables what
hope do they have to actually write decent code? Even visual studio has it's
own special command prompt runner (guess what, it's a bat file, just like
dev.bat)

Regarding 10 servers, why not? You can write a setup script once and execute
it on those 10 servers.


> This also adds extra work for writing build scripts that will do this
> work.
>
> Maybe the IronRuby installation should add the IronRuby folder to a
> common path which is same for all the machines. Kind of like when
> installing the .NET framework which is usually on a common place.
>

The .NET framework does not add it's folder to the common path. Try run
regasm on a clean windows 7 machine from the command prompt and watch it
fail.

This does however raise a small question - does the IronRuby MSI installer
drop a registry entry that others can use to determine the installation
path? That seems to be common practice amongst windows apps, and might be
handy
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