rubyWax and Windows

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I. INSTALL RUBY

  1. go to http://rubyinstaller.org/

    click 'download'

    click 'Ruby 1.9.2-p290'

    run installer selecting all three options:

    "Install Tcl/Tk support"

    "Add Ruby executables to your PATH"

    "Associate .rb and .rbw files with this Ruby installation"

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II. INSTALL GTK2 GEM

  1. click start > run

    type "cmd" and press enter

    in terminal that opens type "gem install gtk2" and press enter

    wait while the thing cooks...

    when everything is done you should again see the prompt "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>" or something like it

    close the terminal window

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III. INSTALL GSTREAMER

  1. go to http://code.google.com/p/ossbuild/downloads/detail?name=GStreamer-WinBuilds-GPL-x86.msi

    click on the download link to the file

    run the downloaded installer with defaults ('ok,' 'next,' etc.)

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IV. INSTALL GLIB2 AND GSTREAMER GEMS

  1. go to http://pub.cozmixng.org/~kou/archives/glib2-1.0.3-x86-mingw32.gem

    file should download automatically

    move file to your Ruby directory (C:\Ruby192 unless you changed it during the Ruby installation)

  2. go to http://pub.cozmixng.org/~kou/archives/gstreamer-1.0.3-x86-mingw32.gem

    file should download automatically

    move file to your Ruby directory (C:\Ruby192 unless you changed it during the Ruby installation)

  3. click start > run

    type 'cmd' and press enter

    in terminal that opens type "cd C:\Ruby192" (or your Ruby directory if you changed it) and press enter

    in terminal type "gem install -l glib2" and press enter

    wait for it to finish installing

    in terminal type "gem install -l gstreamer" and press enter

    wait for it to finish installing

    in terminal type "irb" and press enter

    type "require 'gst' " and press enter

    you'll probably see lots of crazy business, and hopefully at the end - "=> true", this means everything's cool

    close the terminal window

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V. INSTALL RUBYWAX

  1. go to https://github.com/lljk/rubyWax

    click on 'Downloads' (left side, a bit down from the top)

    click on 'Download .zip'

  2. unzip the file, and enter the directory that is created - there you should see another directory with the same name...

    rename that directory "rubyWax" and move it somewhere you want it to live forever

    enter the rubyWax directory and double click on 'rubyWax.rb'

  3. did it work? is it awesome?

    if it did work, it most likely opened with a terminal - minimize the terminal so you don't have to look at it

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VI. LOAD UP SOME TUNES AND ROCK

  1. click on the button to the lower left of the turntable that looks like an eject button from a tape-deck, that will pull up the (empty) playlist

  2. click on the 'add tracks' button

    find some tunes

    click either '>> list' or 'list <<'

    close the playlist

  3. press play and ROCK

  4. check out the 'rubyWax.jpg' and 'readme.txt' files for more info on how to use the thing...