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While preparing the code for my previous post, I decided to try NU to get the OSS I needed for the demo. I must say it was a blast.  Ruby is required to run NU. For those who don’t have ruby on their machine, get the ruby installer. It won’t slow your system down or pollute it in any way. It’s just creating a directory of your choice for ruby, and adds a system path pointing to it.

I wanted fluent Nhibernate with all it’s compatible dependencies: NHibernate, Castle.core, … To get all these dependencies, all I had to do is this:

  • Open the command prompt
  • Install NU: gem install nu (you only need to do this once, obviously)
  • Navigate to the project folder: cd I:\projects\RepositoryExperiments
  • Get FluentNH and all its dependencies: nu install fluentnhibernate

That’s it. My project directory now has a lib folder containing:

  • castle.core
  • castle.dynamicproxy2
  • fluentnhibernate
  • log4net
  • nhibernate

And it took me about 30 seconds to set this up.

Way to go NU! These are the packages currently available with NU:

Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 9:23 PM .net , design | Back to top

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