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  • # June 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    hi,

    I am Windows user, struggling with installation of SASS
    http://sass-lang.com/download.html

    I managed to install ruby + I have Github account
    do not know how to use the gem install sass
    http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/2

    got it cloned in my local folder using the button :]
    so now I should use the console to install it I believe … but

    … I have now like 4 consoles !
    http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/

    1.] original GIT before I knew about the Github for Win app
    2.] new console that got installed with that app
    3.] Ruby command line
    4.] and a second one with Ruby

    from which one should I use the install command guys?

    # June 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I do not have Mac, I know it is easier there
    I am not a coding guy much (like super hardcore programmer more of a designer, html, css, …)
    have no experience with Linux and / or Ruby so far this much

    could anyone help to get this up and running please?
    in some some “casual player” way I could as a total newbie understand?

    # June 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I have yet to attempt this, but I saved this URL which makes it sound easy

    http://www.senff.com/front-end/coding-tips/getting-started-with-sass-on-windows-the-easy-way/

    Update: Even better!… check out Scout

    # June 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    @Mottie owe you a beer !
    after a month I managed to solve that

    1.] COMPASS APP = easier, less typing

    link you posted is super cool, the app as well
    $10 only, you can buy it here: http://compass.handlino.com/

    it watches your folder and has neat small GUI in which you can do stuff
    for more GUI guy like me prefered solution : http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/5
    easy :]

    2.] COMMAND LINE = harder for some of use, more typing
    but I wanted to know how to “really do it” in command line
    you have to run Windows Command Prompt with Ruby as Administrator

    so I googled around and found nettuts screenscast: http://youtu.be/b_-HLevIJbc
    well it is not difficult at all, I just do not like to type so much
    http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/3

    but it works
    http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/4

    watches the changes same as the compass.app
    http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/6

    P.S.:
    thanks for good direction, hope this helps you now when trying it
    took me 60 minutes to figure out a month long headache :D

    # June 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    @Mottie update :D

    my gosh, I had the scout.app on my disc a long time
    I just did not know how to use it, will try now (to see if it is better than compass.app and what it does in general)

    but I do not regret those $10 bucks for the compass.app
    well it is the same price as 5 beers in my country so I will spare one evening in pub :D

    # June 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    @Mottie: Scout would be the best option indeed….if only I could get it to work. But as soon as I start “watching” a folder, I get some weird Adobe Air error. Documentation and help for Scout isn’t too great either, and if I look at the solution for it, I already see that even though it’s not necessarily complex, but just too much work: https://github.com/mhs/scout-app/issues/19

    So I’ll be sticking with Compass.app for now, has never let me down. Thanks for posting the link to my blog, if you hadn’t then I would have. ;)

    # June 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    @Senff
    thank you then for your blog post
    without it I would never start using Sass :D

    btw to fix Scout is real easy
    [ScoutInstallDir]javascriptsappprocess_interaction.js

    just change line 95 from … Program Files to … Program Files (x86)

    as nuVoid was saying on Github
    https://github.com/mhs/scout-app/issues/19

    well but as you say I agree Compass.app wins and since I bought it an hour ago
    will use it :)

    because of this http://minus.com/mbiMqEygJo/7 !!!
    ability to create projects :)

    @Mottie
    go with compass.app simply rulez ! has so many options, worth the money
    scout.app is luggish a bit and does not do much except having GUI then what does Ruby command line, just watches

    so thanks a lot guys
    no I can go play this http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/legend_of_grimrock
    with peace in my heart :D

    # June 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    added you guys in my … http://krsiak.cz/humans.txt
    I put there people when I have some big ” WOW ” moment that pushed me in a good direction

    # June 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    “btw to fix Scout is real easy
    [ScoutInstallDir]javascriptsappprocess_interaction.js

    just change line 95 from … Program Files to … Program Files (x86)”

    Didn’t work, same error. Back to Compass.app! :)

    # June 25, 2012 at 2:49 am

    worked for me but you are right, Compass.app rulez :)
    I spent weekend using it and it is so much easier than doing it manually via command line and writing .CSS using .SCSS pure miracle !

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