So since I didn’t have too much luck last night in getting win32console installed and Cucumber to recognize that I had win32console installed, I decided to try looking for the other problem I was seeing: “uninitialized constant win32″.
Googling that error message got me to this post which reminded me that I’m not working in Rails 2.3.x (like I do at my day job). So then I added win32console to my development group in my gemfile, did a bundle install, and rake cucumber then got me the 0 scenarios, 0 steps output without any errors.
While I was waiting for the rake cucumber to finish though (performance on windows is another thing I’d like to work on), I read through a few more results and saw that there’s a related bug in cucumber: this error happens on windows with ruby 1.9.2 even if you tell cucumber to not use color. Maybe that will be the next bug I work on.