[Rubyinstaller-devel] a simple ruby build script for macos x

Steve Steiner ssteiner at mac.com
Sun Nov 14 20:07:18 EST 2004

I haven't got a copy of the script in question and have some time to 
work on this this week.


On Nov 5, 2004, at 3:17 PM, Curt Hibbs wrote:

> Mark Hubbart wrote:
>> Hi, all
>> I think this is where I should send this...
>> Attached is my basic build script. As I said, it only *builds* ruby,
>> oniguruma, and readline at the moment. I cleaned up the code a little,
>> and added a few more comments, but basically what you see is what you
>> get, for now. It's a starting point.
>> Let me know what you think. I'll be working on it some more tonight,
>> and over the next couple days when I get a chance. It wants some
>> serious refactoring.
> Thanks, Mark!
> For the rest of you on the ML, let me bring you up-to-date with the 
> latest
> happenings (there have been a bunch a private emails that preceded this
> posting by Mark).
> Independently of the one-click installer project, Mark has produced a 
> mac
> osx installer, and recently announced a new release of it on the
> ruby-talk-ML. I contacted Mark off-list and asked him if he would like 
> to
> join forces with our mac osx effort being headed up by Steve Steiner.
> Both Mark and Steve liked the prospect of sharing the work (who 
> wouldn't...
> we all have outside lives to live as well :-)! And we all like the 
> idea of
> getting a headstart by using what Mark has already done.
> Mark did caution us that what he has is still a little rough around the
> edges (but, so what? even the build system for the window's installer 
> could
> still use some improvements).
> I made Steve an Admin on the one-click installer project so that he 
> can help
> share in the administration of the project itself (for things like 
> granting
> cvs commit access). And he is going to setup some pages on our wiki to 
> help
> guide and document the mac os x effort.
> Note to Mark: As I told Steve when he first signed on for the mac os x
> effort, I think you'll find this project to be personally very 
> gratifying.
> If you look at the download stats on RubyForge, you'll see that 
> one-click
> installer for windows has been wildly popular -- about 150 downloads a 
> day,
> and over 21,000 total downloads since the installer was moved to 
> RubyForge a
> year ago!
> I want to duplicate this success on the mac. Making it easy for people 
> to
> install and get started on Ruby is one of the primary ways we can help
> spread Ruby adoption in the industry!
> Now I just need to find someone to do the kde and gnome versions of the
> installer and we'll be set. If you know anyone who might be interested,
> please send them my way.
> Curt
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