What about doing something along the lines of Strawberry Perl, i.e.
bundle a compiler with the distro?
PS - Maybe now would be a good time to finish up that Win32API article
I've been working on.
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From: Curt Hibbs [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:19 PM
To: ruby-talk ML
Subject: Re: [ANN] One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows
On 8/29/06, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Speaking of which, I just installed Visual C++ Express on the gizmo
> that I get paid to sit in front of. So now I can
> had the thrills, chills and spills of Microsoft Development without
> parting with any cash. I think I have MinGW and MSys too;
> installed required them. And of course I also have CygWin
and Plan C,
> aka VMware Server.
> So I think I'll download One Click and see if I can build
> etc. Are there some *known* not to work with VC++ Express?
The compiler situation on windows is currently an
incompatible mess. We're persuing possible solutions (Austin
Ziegler is spearheading part of this with Microsoft). But
currently the only gauranteed safe way to compile extensions
is to use VC++ 6.