Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rhodes Installation

Installing Rhodes(Rhomobile)
These are the steps to install rhodes
Step 1 : Install Ruby: Better download window installer for Ruby 1.8.6 or 1.8.7. I am using ruby 1.8.7 and it work good for me. You can download it from
Note : Don’t forget to add ruby to your path(It will ask you while installing ruby). You can test it from command prompt by typing ruby -v
Step 2: Install rubygems: Any version above 1.3.5 will work
Step 3: Install GNU : Install GNU for windows so that commands like make etc can work. You can download it from for windows. For Linux and Mac it will be already installed.
Step 4: Install JDK : Install JDK version 1.6.0_2 or higher. You can download it from
Make sure you set JAVA_HOME and that JAVA_HOME/bin is on your path.
Major issues which may prompt are:
--If you get any "no such file to load -- something" messages while running the rake tasks or rhogen commands, this can usually be resolved by running '[sudo] gem install something'.
-- If your libintl3.dll is not loaded then download it by googling and put in bin folder.
Step 5 : You can install Rhodes in two ways
- Download it from git
- Download it as gem
I will prefer download it as gem. Just type on command prompt
gem install rhodes
Step 6: Install Simulator : Install the simulator of the phone for which you want to build application
1.) Blackberry : You can download the latest version of simulator from the following URL :
2.) Iphone: You can install it from apple website. But it will work on apple machine.
3.) Android : You can download the latest version of simulator from the following URL :
You are ready to create your first application.

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