Ruby 1.8.0 or later.
Ruby 1.8.2 or later. Earlier versions segfault due to OLE bugs.
Active WMI service (normally on by default).
rake test (optional)
rake install (non-gem) or rake install_gem (gems)
Folks building this package on SunOS get two extra methods: architecture()
BSD flavors, including OS X
Users on BSD platforms get the extra Uname.model method.
HP-UX users get the extra Uname.id_number method. This is actually a
String, not a Fixnum, because that's how it's defined in the utsname
MS Windows Notes
The C version for Windows has been completely scrapped in favor of an OLE
plus WMI approach. It is pure Ruby. Please see the MSDN documentation for
the Win32_OperatingSystem class for a complete list of what each of the
UnameStruct members mean.
For more details, see the 'uname.txt' file under the 'doc' directory.