TurboRuby 2.0 Installation Notes

By: Mark Deckert

Abstract: Notes on installing TurboRuby

    TurboRuby™ Installation Notes

These notes apply to the TurboRuby 2.0 Release.

For updates to these notes, see http://dn.codegear.com/article/38847.

    System Requirements

TurboRuby has been certified and is supported on the following platforms for this release:

  • Mac OS X 10.5 (aka Leopard) on Intel
  • Ubuntu 8.04 (aka Hardy) on Intel 32-bit
  • Windows XP on Intel 32-bit
  • Windows Vista on Intel 32-bit

In addition to the officially supported platforms the following operating systems are reported to work:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (aka Tiger) on Intel
  • Ubuntu 7.10 (aka Feisty) on Intel 32-bit
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (aka Tiger) on PowerPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (aka Leopard) on PowerPC
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Workstation 4 on Intel 32-bit
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server and Workstation 5 on Intel 32-bit
  • Windows Vista 32-bit version on Intel 64-bit

    Installing TurboRuby

If you have not already, download and extract TurboRuby from CodeGear http://www.codegear.com/products/turboruby.

    Windows Installation

To install on Windows:

  1. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the TurboRuby install directory
  2. Launch install_windows.exe

    Linux Installation

To install on Linux:

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to the TurboRuby install directory
  2. Launch install_linux.sh

Additional notes:

  • The installer does not create shortcuts on Linux.

    Mac Installation

To install on a Mac:

  1. Using Finder, navigate to the TurboRuby install directory
  2. Launch install_macosx.app

Additional notes:

  • Note: The default target directory is the current user's applications folder (~/Applications), rather than the system applications folder (/Applications).

    Post Installation Instructions

For instructions on confirming the installation and configuring the Ruby Interpreter, see the readme.html file.

    Product Update Instructions

    Update Option 1: Search for updates on current features

  1. Launch TurboRuby
  2. From the main menu, select Help | Software Updates | Find and Install...
  3. Select Search for updates of the installed features
  4. Select Finish.  Note: Sometimes this process will timeout while trying to locate download sites for certain features.  If this happens, just start over.
  5. Select the CodeGear TurboRuby Updates option and deselect all others
  6. Select Next
  7. Review and accept license agreement
  8. Select Next
  9. Make sure that the main TurboRuby checkbox is checked
  10. Select Finish
  11. Select Install All when prompted for verification to install updates
  12. Select Yes when prompted to restart

    Update Option 2: Search for new features to install

  1. Launch TurboRuby
  2. Form the main menu, select Help | Software Updates | Find and Install...
  3. Select Search for new features to install
  4. Select Next
  5. Select CodeGear TurboRuby Discovery site from the list.  Make sure that the other sites are deselected.
  6. Select Finish
  7. Select CodeGear TurboRuby Discovery from the list
  8. Select Next
  9. Make sure that the main TurboRuby checkbox is checked
  10. Select Finish
  11. Select Install All when prompted for verification to install updates.
  12. Select Yes when prompted to restart.

    Update Option 3: Manage configuration

  1. Launch TurboRuby
  2. Form the main menu, select Help | Software Updates | Manage Configuration
  3. Expand <TurboRubyInstall>\turboruby\eclipse
  4. In the tree on the left, select the node labeled TurboRuby ?.?.?.?
  5. In the pane on the right, select Scan for updates
  6. Review and accept the license agreement
  7. Select Yes when prompted to restart.

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