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#1 Gnits

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:46 AM

I have a friend who has been paying someone to maintain an application they use to track a game they and now I play with them.

 

I have what I believe is the complete source code and wished to set up a copy of that code locally and get it running for the purposes of maintaining it.

 

I have a book on the way to learn the ruby itself (having mastered a number of scripting and lighter object languages (no c# or f# so far).

 

What I would like to know is that with the code, how can I determine what the project needs in terms of versions and paths to get it started and running?  I know from what few attempts I have tried that it is looking for a rails gem 2.3.12? or something like that.  It has been a week or so since I tried last and am looking to set up an environment.

 

I have begun to understand that something like RVM (which I have on a Rasbian (debian) device) or pik (if I could get it running on my windows machine) can help me model version environments to enable this.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly helpful.






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