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alexbcoles edited this page Jan 6, 2011 · 1 revision

To make able to run Netbeans with Merb application debugging i've used: JRuby 1.1.5 (from git trunk from 4'th of December 2oo8, but seems that official 1.1.5 will work here too) Netbeans 6.5

First we need to install ruby-debug-ide for JRuby. There's info how to install this gem here:

After we have installed those gems, it's time for little hack in out Merb application: in Application ROOT do the following:

 mkdir script
 touch server

and put there this content:

 #!/usr/bin/env ruby
 require 'rubygems'
 version = ">= 0"
 if ARGV.first =~ /^_(.*)_$/ and Gem::Version.correct? $1 then
 version = $1
 gem 'merb-core', version
 load 'merb'

Note: that it's working properly with Mongrel server only. It seems there's a bug in Glassfish delivered with Netbeans 6.5 and this application server wont work with debugger. (in my case)

Note: It does not work with newer Merb version which is executed in different way than before. Workaround needed!

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