Lately I had to implement the functionality of exporting an HTML page in PDF format in one of my Projects. Since I was using Ruby on Rails so I decided upon using the plugin wicked_pdf.
You get all the guidelines on the github site for implementing
wicked_pdf. So I am not going into it. But if you are a windows user. You get the error
NotImplementedError: fork() function is unimplemented on this machine
This error is generated because the plugin still struggles to provide support for Windows OS. So after doing some research I came up to this:
Step 1 :- Install the gem win32-open3, this can be done using the following script
gem install win32-open3
win32-open3 library provides a working implementation of the
open3 library for MS Windows. In addition, it provides the
Open4 class, which also returns pid information. Note that this library is unnecessary with Ruby 1.9.x because of its support for native threads.
Step 2 :- Now go to the plugins/wickedpdf/lib directory and open the file wickedpdf.rb
line 6 of this file you have
Change this line to
Step 3 :- And now try using the guidelines provided on github for the implementation of wicked_pdf.
Test. It works.
Have a great day. Hope this was helpful.