Ruby, Gtk, and Windows

written by amcvega on October 29th, 2006 @ 09:33 PM

I hate to admit it, but I’ll come clean. I have a Windows laptop. Hopefully that will change soon. In the meantime however I will have to make do with some problems of using Windows. One of these annoyances is getting ruby and gtk to work.

It’s not really a problem. You just have to dig a little to get it right, but just to make sure I don’t forget, here’s a little reminder for all those of you who want to run Ruby-Gtk in Windows.

First, go to the official ruby-gtk project and read a little.

Second make sure you read the bottom part concerning iconv.dll and it’s evil twin brother in your ruby_install_dir

Third, don’t forget the Gtk.init when you’re doing the third suggested test. You might be splitting hairs for no reason.

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