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Floating an idea past the community

Floating an idea past the community

From:
Cecil Coupe
Date:
2014-09-18 @ 09:06
Hi all,

   I've been working hard to get packaging working better in Shoes 3.2. 
I really want the 'download Shoes if needed' option to work. It was 
borked long ago when Shoes 3 moved from MSVC compiler to MinGW compilers 
for Windows.  It's not going to be an easy fix for Shoes 3.2, but it can 
be done, in pure Ruby - no C required.

Since I'll be touching the third rail, repeatedly, I should have a good 
idea what I'd like to do before the pain arrives.  So, I wrote up some 
ideas http://walkabout.mvmanila.com/2014/09/18/bootstrap-to-the-future/ 
on how I think packaging should work.

Please review and comment. Reply here or leave a comment on the website.
--Cecil

Re: [shoes] Floating an idea past the community

From:
Kc Erb
Date:
2014-09-18 @ 12:46
Well Cecil, I think all of your efforts are amazing! Your work on Shoes 3
has been invaluable and much needed. I don't understand half of your post
because I'm not proficient in the real-deep unix / windows stuff, so I
don't think I can give you the kind of comment you want. But I can say that
I appreciate what you're doing and hope you'll keep doing it!

shoes on!

-KC

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 3:06 AM, Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
>    I've been working hard to get packaging working better in Shoes 3.2.
> I really want the 'download Shoes if needed' option to work. It was
> borked long ago when Shoes 3 moved from MSVC compiler to MinGW compilers
> for Windows.  It's not going to be an easy fix for Shoes 3.2, but it can
> be done, in pure Ruby - no C required.
>
> Since I'll be touching the third rail, repeatedly, I should have a good
> idea what I'd like to do before the pain arrives.  So, I wrote up some
> ideas http://walkabout.mvmanila.com/2014/09/18/bootstrap-to-the-future/
> on how I think packaging should work.
>
> Please review and comment. Reply here or leave a comment on the website.
> --Cecil
>



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