The Rake’s Progress

I have been porting my builds from NAnt to Rake as their complexity has become unmanageable. I couldn’t recall the way I installed Ruby (and associated gems) on my Win 2K3 server and I came across a few issues that I had to resolve to get up and running. Here are some things that helped me.

iconv.dll errors

Running Ruby 1.8.7 required me to follow the steps here . This straightened out an error I was getting from Windows about iconv.dll.

Rake examples

There are a number of good rake (rakefile.rb) samples out there people have been kind enough to share. Here are the ones that were valuable in helping me:

  • Jon Fuller : He has a link to his googlecode repo of this file and accompanying utilities
  • Peter Mounce : He has a set of useful tasks for his rake dotnet project here which are definitely worth look at

Posted 09-06-2009 10:40 PM by Michael Nichols
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