Zach Dennis wrote:
>
> Kaspar Schiess wrote:
>
> >
> > In the way of tools, I have found the mingw package to work miracles,
> > since it is pretty much unix-like. extconf.rb scripts work pretty much
> > all the time under this setup, I even could compile Ruby 1.9. But not
> > everyone finds that mixed compilation environment to their taste: It
> > feels Unix, but is win32 below.
>
> I prefer cygwin over mingw when going for the unix feel. All mingw has
> ever done for me is screw up my cygwin installations. Mingw seems to
> only play nice when there is no cygwin, at least for me. But if you have
> Visual Studio or similar I'd say go for a straight win32 compilation
> environment.
>
> >   And thank you for
> > speaking up, I sometimes feel like I am the only windows user around
> > here. (And no, I am not interested in the platform discussion.)
> >
> I also use Ruby on Windows. (but i use it on Mac & Linux to). So there
> are two of us at a minimum.

The One-Click Installer for Ruby has been pushing close to 150 downloads a
day and over a total of 14,000 downloads since last February. So, there
might be a few more people using Ruby on Windows out there.  ;-)

Curt