I've opened up a ticket for this problem: http://jira.openqa.org/browse/WTR-409

If this issue is of interest to you, please watch and/or vote and/or
comment on the ticket. I worked on this today and ran into some
complications. Please see the ticket for more information.

(I'm generally trying to move discussions about bugs to Jira.)

On Nov 13, 10:46 am, Charley Baker <charley.ba...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sounds reasonable to me, I don't see any downside of doing a simple 1.6.3
> quiet release, and you're right, people already do want to bounce back and
> forth if they see issues in 1.6.5.
>
> -Charley
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 9:13 AM, Bret Pettichord <b...@pettichord.com>wrote:
>
>
>
> > Alan,
>
> > You are seeing a problem that we also saw with Watir 1.6.5RC1. We fixed
> > it in the first 1.6.5 by changing the way watir does dependencies.
>
> > Here are the dependencies for Watir 1.6.2
>
> > C:\work\common_ground>gem dependency watir
> > Gem watir-1.6.2
> >  win32-process (>= 0.5.5, runtime)
> >  windows-pr (>= 0.6.6, runtime)
> >  activesupport (>= 0, runtime)
> >  commonwatir (= 1.6.2, runtime)
> >  firewatir (>= 0, runtime)
>
> > The problem is that Watir 1.6.2 will use FireWatir 1.6.5, which runs
> > into a conflict with the common watir gem.
>
> > My thought at the moment is that we should release a Watir 1.6.3 that is
> > the same as 1.6.2, but with the dependencies declared correctly. Because
> > I know people are going to want to go back and forth between 1.6.5 and
> > 1.6.2.
>
> > Thoughts?
>
> > Bret
>
> > Alan Baird wrote:
> > > Should have said...
>
> > > ..it seems that there is an unnecessary gem dependency in the firewatir
> > 1.6.2 install for commonwatir 1.6.5 (or maybe it's just for the latest
> > version).
>
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: watir-general@googlegroups.com [mailto:
> > watir-gene...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Alan Baird
> > > Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:59 AM
> > > To: watir-general@googlegroups.com
> > > Subject: [wtr-general] install for 1.6.2 doesn't work after 1.6.5 release
>
> > > This morning I was helping a coworker get some things up and running with
> > watir and noticed that he had inadvertently got 1.6.5.  Since 1.6.5 changes
> > the way .visible? works, we decided to go back to 1.6.2 and make sure
> > everything was ok there.  We removed watir, commonwatir and firewatir and
> > verified that everything was uninstalled.  After that, we did the following:
>
> > > C:\ >gem install watir -v 1.6.2
> > > ERROR:  Error installing watir:
> > >         firewatir requires commonwatir (= 1.6.5, runtime)
>
> > > C:\ >gem list --local
>
> > > *** LOCAL GEMS ***
> > > (removed unnecessary gems)
> > > ...
> > > commonwatir (1.6.2)
> > > ...
>
> > > C:\ >gem install firewatir -v 1.6.2
> > > Successfully installed firewatir-1.6.2
> > > 1 gem installed
> > > Installing ri documentation for firewatir-1.6.2...
> > > Installing RDoc documentation for firewatir-1.6.2...
>
> > > C:\ >gem install watir -v 1.6.2
> > > Successfully installed watir-1.6.2
> > > 1 gem installed
> > > Installing ri documentation for watir-1.6.2...
> > > Installing RDoc documentation for watir-1.6.2...
>
> > > So, to me it seems that there is a gem dependency in the firewatir
> > install for commonwatir 1.6.5 (or maybe it's just the latest version).
>
> > > What do you think?
>
> > > Alan
>
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