[Rubyinstaller-devel] Re: FXRuby and the (new) Ruby Installer for OS X

Stephen Steiner ssteiner at mac.com
Sat Aug 14 12:25:37 EDT 2004

> I'd like to make it as simple and foolproof for the end-user as 
> possible,
> but I suppose that if it is too problematic, FXRuby can be included as 
> a
> checkbox option, and if the user selects it, then the runtime 
> prerequisites
> can be clearly displayed (making it the users responsibility). But, if 
> at
> all possible, I would prefer to avoid that.
>> I wonder if an alternative approach might be to leverage one of the
>> existing packaging projects (like Fink, or DarwinPorts) -- try to
>> ensure that packages are available for all of the Ruby extensions 
>> we're
>> interested in providing, something like that? Just a thought.
> Perhaps, what do you think Steve?

As long as all of the tools we're installing are already compilable on 
OS X, I'd rather build them on the user's machine.  That way they're 
sure that everything matches.  The developer tools are free and I'd 
rather see them install that than dealing with fink or anything else.


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