On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 02:42:02AM +0900, Sarah Tanembaum wrote:
> Well, I just got an ownership of iPAQ h1935 with Pocket PC 2003/Windows 
> Mobile 2003. I was wondering if Ruby run in this platform?
> 
> It make it easier learning Ruby programming on-the-go. Is it possible to 
> optimize Ruby for small devices?

I do not have such device and if I did I would try to run GNU/Linux or
NetBSD on it to get a more useful OS.

However, if you search for "gcc Pocket PC" with google it finds a
compiler and as Ruby is fairly portable you should be able to compile
it.

You may need additional storage like flash card or whatever goes into
the device to get enough room for compiling and running ruby.
Alternatively, you can compile on a network drive if that Windows thingy
is capable of any networking.

Crosscompiling for that devices should be also possible, either with gcc
or some Microsoft tools. But setting up the cross-toolchain is usually
tricky. On the other hand, the compilation is faster and easier once set
up.

Although I would be myself interested and could possibly borrow an
iPaq for experimenting I lack the time for that right now.

I hope you or somebody else makes a successful port to make Ruby more
mobile :)

Thanks

Michal Suchanek