Jack Polgar

Installing Thin on Windows

I’m a Windows user, and as much as I hate it, I still use it sometimes though, so I’m forced to install web development things in gimmicky and hackish ways.

I recently reinstalled Windows and had to reinstall my Ruby Gems, it was going well until I had to install Thin, only one of the best Ruby servers ever.

This is where it got interesting, I’m sure last time I was able to just open up the same terminal app I use for Git and install the Thin gem.

It didn’t work this time, so after doing some searching I found a way to get the damn thing installed, or to be more accurate, it’s dependency, EventMachine.

So here’s what I had to do, of course, make sure you’ve installed Ruby and the Ruby DevKit.

gem install specific_install
gem specific_install -l http://github.com/eventmachine/eventmachine.git
gem install thin

And that should be it.