The "one click installer" is great, but the Ruby website provides no
such installer for Ruby 1.9 64b on Windows.
Unless you're going intereacting with 64bits processes, services or
64bit only libraries, there is no need you use a 64bits version of
There is an old Ruby 1.9.1-p0 64b Windows binary available onhttp://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/en/, but it hasn't been
updated since January, and it does not come with the necessary libraries
AFAIK for that to work you would require all these binaries IN 64bits
Has anyone here had success with this without having to compile
everything from scratch? How did you do it?
You NEED to build everything from scratch to avoid memory allocation
issues due different version of C Runtime libraries (CRT mismatch).
And if the only way to get this platform working is by compiling from
scratch, what's the best way to do that? Can it be done with Visual C++
2008 Express Edition?
Yes, with lot of sweat and huge amount of caffeine. Last time took me
build everything used by Ruby (zlib, readline and others) 3 or 4 days
It sure would be nice if Ruby 1.9 on Win64 were a "first class" ruby
As I commented on another thread:
You should ask the maintainer of these binaries (which is the
developer at garbagecollect website)
On Aug 2, 2:43 pm, Nick Brown <n...@nick-brown.com> wrote: