[Stu <ceaser / rome.net>, 2004-12-11 21.12 CET]
> personally im kinda sick of all the duplication.
> 
> i have iconv with my win32 GTK install (gaim),
> i have iconv with my apache2 install
> i have iconv with my php install
> i have iconv with cygwin
> i have iconv with DevCPP
> i have iconv with subversion
> i also have some inconv dlls in my windows\system32 which I dont
> know what app owns.

Hopefully you'll be able to configure all of these to use ruby's iconv and
stop the duplication.

> i dont mind having the world + kitchen sink in the 1click installer
> as long as I can checkbox it out and not break anything if I have
> iconv installed by something else already.

That's a good idea.

> where is the line? if we add openssl are we going to add mysql just
> for kicks? or postgresql? how about a c compiler since some extensions
> require compilation??

The extensions in ruby's ext directory. And they should come precompiled.