Maybe.

You should talk to Daniel Berger, who maintains the windows gems. I 
don't think he reads this list.
djber...@gmail.com

Bret

Ben wrote:
> Ok... I tried a brand new installation of Ruby and Watir on a fresh
> win xp install using a VMWare virtual machine and everything works
> perfectly... I have both MS Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 6.0
> installed on my computer... I'm starting to beleive it might be a dll
> version conflict caused by Visual Studio... What do you think of this?
> Is it possible?
>
> Ben
>
> On Feb 12, 9:19 am, Ben <benoit.lem...@gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> I tried to completely uninstall (using gem uninstall <packagename>)
>> and re-install win32-* gems, windows-* gems and Watir.. I still have
>> the same problem. Here's my gem list :
>>
>> *** LOCAL GEMS ***
>>
>> activesupport (2.2.2)
>> builder (2.1.2)
>> commonwatir (1.6.2)
>> firewatir (1.6.2)
>> fxri (0.3.6)
>> fxruby (1.6.16)
>> hoe (1.8.3)
>> hpricot (0.6.164)
>> log4r (1.0.5)
>> ptools (1.1.6)
>> rake (0.8.3)
>> ruby-opengl (0.60.0)
>> rubyforge (1.0.2)
>> s4t-utils (1.0.4)
>> test-unit (2.0.2, 2.0.1)
>> user-choices (1.1.6)
>> watir (1.6.2)
>> win32-api (1.3.0)
>> win32-process (0.6.0)
>> windows-api (0.3.0)
>> windows-pr (1.0.1)
>> xml-simple (1.0.11)
>>
>> and here's my ENV :
>>
>> RubyGems Environment:
>>   - RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.1
>>   - RUBY VERSION: 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [i386-mswin32]
>>   - INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
>>   - RUBY EXECUTABLE: C:/Ruby/bin/ruby.exe
>>   - EXECUTABLE DIRECTORY: C:/Ruby/bin
>>   - RUBYGEMS PLATFORMS:
>>     - ruby
>>     - x86-mswin32-60
>>   - GEM PATHS:
>>      - C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8
>>      - C:/Documents and Settings/benoit.MSHEADOFFICE/.gem/ruby/1.8
>>   - GEM CONFIGURATION:
>>      - :update_sources => true
>>      - :verbose => true
>>      - :benchmark => false
>>      - :backtrace => false
>>      - :bulk_threshold => 1000
>>   - REMOTE SOURCES:
>>      -http://gems.rubyforge.org/
>>
>> Thanks for your help!
>>
>> Ben Lemire
>>
>> On Feb 12, 1:58 am, Bret Pettichord <b...@pettichord.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> I think you need to do more than that. The problem seems to be that
>>> there bad versions of these gems out there, and that they were fixed
>>> without changing the version number. So the gem installer won't update
>>> your gem.
>>>       
>>> The solution, therefore, would be uninstall these gems and then
>>> reinstall them.
>>>       
>>> Bret
>>>       
>>> Charley Baker wrote:
>>>       
>>>> It seems there are some compatibility issues here with some of the
>>>> win32utils. Try updating your win32-api gem, win32-process and the
>>>> windows-pr gem as well.  Same instructions that Aidy mentioned before
>>>> with those gems.
>>>>         
>>>> Charley Baker
>>>> blog:http://charleybakersblog.blogspot.com/
>>>> Lead Developer, Watir,http://wtr.rubyforge.org
>>>> QA Architect, Gap Inc Direct
>>>>         
>>>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 6:51 AM, aidy lewis <aidy.le...@googlemail.com
>>>> <mailto:aidy.le...@googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>>>         
>>>>     This will work
>>>>         
>>>>      require 'watir'
>>>>      Watir::Browser.default = "ie"
>>>>      @browser ||= Watir::Browser.new
>>>>         
>>>>     Aidy
>>>>         
>>>>     2009/2/5 Jaz <jasmin.chazarr...@gmail.com
>>>>     <mailto:jasmin.chazarr...@gmail.com>>:
>>>>         
>>>>     > Hi!
>>>>         
>>>>     > Thanks for answering so fast Aidy
>>>>     > Unfortuneatly it still doesn't work =(
>>>>         
>>>>     > (Going crazy soon...)
>>>>         
>>>>     > /jasmin
>>>>         
>>>>     > On Feb 5, 1:59 pm, aidy lewis <aidy.le...@googlemail.com
>>>>     <mailto:aidy.le...@googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>>>     >> gem list -r win*
>>>>         
>>>>     >> gem update windows-api -y
>>>>         
>>>>     >> Aidy
>>>>         
>>>>     >> 2009/2/5 Jaz <jasmin.chazarr...@gmail.com
>>>>     <mailto:jasmin.chazarr...@gmail.com>>:
>>>>         
>>>>     >> > How do I do that?
>>>>         
>>>>     >> > On Feb 5, 12:36 pm, aidy lewis <aidy.le...@googlemail.com
>>>>     <mailto:aidy.le...@googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>>>     >> >> At a guess try updating your windows api gem
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> Aidy
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> 2009/2/5 Jaz <jasmin.chazarr...@gmail.com
>>>>     <mailto:jasmin.chazarr...@gmail.com>>:
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > Hi!
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > Recently installed ruby to use watir, and I get a strange
>>>>     error when I
>>>>     >> >> > execute the steps in "Watir in 5 minutes"
>>>>     >> >> >http://wiki.openqa.org/display/WTR/Watir+in+5+Minutes
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > These are the steps I follow:
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > 1. require "watir"
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > 2. ie = Watir::IE.new
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > When I perform step 2 I get the following error:
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> > Win32::API::Error: Attempt to format message failed
>>>>     >> >> > from
>>>>     C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/windows-api-0.3.0/lib/windows/
>>>>     >> >> > api.rb:333 in 'initialize'
>>>>     >> >> > from
>>>>     C:/Ruby/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/windows-api-0.3.0/lib/windows/
>>>>     >> >> > api.rb:333 in 'new'
>>>>     >> >> > .
>>>>     >> >> > .
>>>>     >> >> > .
>>>>     >> >> > .. and the message continues.
>>>>     >> >> > I can write the whole message down if necessary. It's
>>>>     really long =(- Hide quoted text -
>>>>         
>>>>     >> >> - Show quoted text -- Hide quoted text -
>>>>         
>>>>     >> - Show quoted text -
>>>>         
> >
>   


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