Downloads

[Update: Hackety Hack instructions added]

All downloads are in a Shoes directory. You have to pick the one you want. If the file name ends with .install — thats for Linux. If it ends with .exe — thats for Windows. If it’s .tgz and the file name includes the phrase ‘osx’ then it’s probably for OSX. You’ve already guessed that. 3.2.11 is newer than 3.2.b6. You knew that too just by looking at the time stamps. tar.gz is a source code archive — please be on Linux or OSX if you want to play with the source code. Even better, for source code, clone or fork my gitub repository.

Installation: Windows
Just wait for the download to finish. Double click and walk thru the installer screens

Installation: OSX
Wait for the download to finish. Your download docks icon might bounce around when done.
Double click the tgz which will expand and give you a Shoes icon in the downloads folder. You can double click from there to start Shoes or drag it to /Applications or some other folder of your choice.

Installation: Linux
You need to fire up a terminal and cd to the directory you told the browser to save it in. It’s a self extracting shell script. I suggest you chmod +x shoes-3.2b8-gtk2-x86_64.run' and then do a ./shoes-3.2b8-gtk-x86_64.run using whatever version names and numbers to match the file you downloaded. The installer will extract/decompress/copy Shoes 3.2 into ~/.shoes/federales (in your home directory). Then it may ask for the su/sudo password so it can create a menu entry (and nothing more than a menu entry). You don’t have to give it the password – ^C out if you like (and it might not work even if you do – I’m looking at you ‘Pi’). No big deal. The desktop menu is in ~/.shoes/federales/Shoes.desktop which is a text file that you can edit and copy to where ever it needs to be for your system.

[2014-08-07 Hackety Hack]
Warning! I am not supporting Hackey Hack (HH). But, I think it should load and superfically look like it works. Shoes 3.2.14+ includes the Hpricot and Sqlite3 gems needed to load HH.

Shoes 3.2 will not build a Hackety Hack. A running HH will not create another HH. It’s butt ugly slow on a Raspberry Pi because of the opening animation. I don’t create a desktop icon or menu entry for HH. But you can, if you choose to and know your OS well enough.

You must install Shoes 3.2.14 (or higher) or build your own Shoes from source (and install the neccessary gems) to run Hackety Hack.

Download the HH tar ball and unpack it. 7-zip works well enough on Windows 7 if you’d like a free and open source program for tar balls. You’ll get a ‘hh’ directory. Inside the hh folder is the 'h-ety-h.rb‘ file. Open that with Shoes from the command line or the Shoes splash screen or a desktop entry or whatever you need to do on Windows.

Other than starting up, I make no promises about Hackety Hack. Nothing has been fixed inside HH. It could have new bugs. It might work better. I don’t know and I’m unlikely to find out or care. HH is a dead project IMO and I’m not resurrecting it from the grave.