[Ironruby-core] IronRuby installer

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Tue May 22 15:42:26 UTC 2012


On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Orion Edwards
<Orion.Edwards at gallagher.co> wrote:
> It looks like (from what I can tell) the IronPython installer has been
> re-done into a (much much simpler) wixproj whereas the IronRuby installer is
> still building with MSM's (and is much more complicated than perhaps it
> should be).
>
> Is this right?

Yeah, I got tired of maintaing the IronPython installer so I rewrote
it from scratch. Merge modules are not recommended anymore, so I
dumped them. The only downside is it can cause some fighting between
IR and IP over which versions of the DLR assemblies are in the GAC.

>
> If so, should someone embark upon a project to re-do the IronRuby installer
> in a similar fashion to the IronPython one?

It shouldn't be too hard to copy the IronPython one and change a few
bits to work with IronRuby.

- Jeff


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