Posts Tagged ‘setup’

After countless problems today, I ended up rolling Rails back to version 2.3.4 and Ruby to version 1.8.6. Note: it may say to Ctrl-C to shutdown the server, but you actually have to do Ctrl+Break. And note to self: Some of my tests use the “should_ensure_length_at_most” macro in shoulda, which for some reason isn’t in […]

I recently installed Windows 7 Professional on my laptop. It was perfect timing since I was starting to have issues going into standby on my Windows XP Professional install, so it was about time since I would have re-formatted soon anyways. It has, for the most part, been a seamless upgrade. The Control Panel was completely […]

After my original post on trying out Ruby IDEs, I’ve been working with Komodo Edit for the last 2 weeks. I found it a bit awkward and with the large number of files in the MarkUs project, I found that searching was extremely slow and didn’t always find keywords that I knew where actually in […]

Ruby IDEs


Using a combination Notepad2 (with no Ruby syntax highlighting) and Windows Explorer definitely left much to be desired in terms of an editor. jEdit was my first foray into the IDE search since someone suggested it on the DrProject for MarkUs. It does the syntax highlighting just fine, but the File System Browser is almost […]



Problem solved! I was restarting InstantRails after changing the config, but what I really needed to be doing was restarting the application by ctrl+c’ing and re-typing ‘ruby script/server’. Now it works and has the proper directory :)

I have MarkUs up and running on my computer now! It is having troubles creating the repositories for assignments though – I edited the config/environment.rb file and it is still trying to look at the unix path instead of the new value I gave it. Restarting InstantRails didn’t help at all. Looks like it’s time […]

Yesterday, I flew back to Waterloo for the school term that starts tomorrow. I found all of my course outlines, discovering that I only have 2 final exams this term! I’m living in the same place as I did on my previous school term (winter), so unpacking didn’t take very long and that leaves me […]