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Distributed Programming with Ruby by Mark Bates

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Chapter 3 RingyDingy

“A little boat that keeps your DRb service afloat!” That is how developer Eric Hodel describes his RingyDingy gem at http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/RingyDingy/. In Chapter 2, “Rinda,” we discussed RingServers, including how to build a simple one. RingyDingy aims to make the process of managing a RingServer a little easier and a little less prone to some of the issues that can sometimes occur with RingServers.

Installation

RingyDingy is installed using RubyGems:

$ gem install RingyDingy

It is important that you use correct capitalization. If you do not, RubyGems will not be able to find the gem and install it correctly. Upon installation, you should see the following message:

Successfully installed RingyDingy-1.2.1

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