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

Steve Steiner ssteiner at mac.com
Sun Nov 14 20:09:14 EST 2004

Ok, so the messages came in in the wrong order...I'm an idiot.



On Nov 14, 2004, at 8:07 PM, Steve Steiner wrote:

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