I'm very pleased to announce the release of RubyInstaller packages for Ruby
Installers and 7z binary packages are available from bintray.com:
## Ruby 2.0.0-p594
This new version of Ruby also brings new changes to RubyInstaller.
Starting with 2.0.0, the packages will be provided in two versions:
32bits (x86) and 64bits (x64).
This is possible thanks to newer compiler provided by mingw-w64 project.
This means newer DevKit package is required to use with this version.
### Important information
Please note that the installers in this release are *not digitally signed*.
You can read more about this in post at RubyInstaller group:
#### Choosing 32bits vs 64bits
Before you download a 64bits version (labeled x64), it is important you
understand that not all gems, libraries or tools have been tested for this
It is our recommendation you use 32bits until these issues are solved.
If you have a 64bits version of Windows, you can still use 32bits, as there
is no performance issue around it.
#### Ruby 2.0.0 is brand new
While officially 2.0.0 is stable, that doesn't mean all the software will
magically work on it.
Use 2.0.0 for development and verify your application, scripts and tools
properly before deciding to run this in your production environment.
#### Existing pre-compiled gems might not be Ruby 2.0 compatible
Ruby 2.0 introduces ABI breakage which means compiled C extensions with
1.9.3 will not run against Ruby 2.0.
**DO NOT install Ruby 2.0 on top of existing Ruby 1.9.3**, or try to use
extensions with it.
You will be required to force compilation of those gems:
gem install <name> --platform=ruby
This **will require you have the extra dependencies installed** for that
compile. Look at the gem documentation for the requirements.
Please check each gem documentation and recent releases.
#### Do not use other DevKit version than the one recommended
This version of Ruby has been compiled and optimized for mingw-w64 GCC
Use of older version of DevKit package to compile gems might result in
compilation issues during gem installation or simply segfaults.
Look for the DevKit installers identified with the name 'DevKit-mingw64-32'
'DevKit-mingw64-64' for 32 and 64 bits respectively.
To be clear:
* For 32bits Ruby 2.0.0: download and install `DevKit-mingw64-32-4.7.2`
* For 64bits Ruby 2.0.0: download and install `DevKit-mingw64-64-4.7.2`
There are some issues with Development Kit configuration process that fails
to detect x64 installations of Ruby. You will need to manually edit
`config.yml` for it to work. See the following issues for details:
### Official Announcement:
* Upgraded Ruby 2.0.0 to patchlevel 594
* Upgraded libyaml to version 0.1.6
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry