gabriele renzi <surrender_it / remove-yahoo.it> writes:

> Christian Neukirchen ha scritto:
>> Austin Ziegler <halostatue / gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>>>On 6/4/05, Christian Neukirchen <chneukirchen / gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>But now, I'll ask you: Are you satisfied with the way installing Ruby
>>>>extensions and libraries works?  Do you think there is a place for
>>>>Package?  Do you have further improvements or can provide alternative
>>>>ideas?
>>>
>>>I think that there is room for improvement, definitely. However, if
>>>you're going to do extension support with this, it absolutely *must*
>>>work perfectly well on Windows. It has to work better than setup.rb,
>>>and setup.rb works mostly well for that. Gems, much less so.
>> I don't think making the installer work on windows "perfectly" would
>> be a hard job.  For building extensions, things look a bit
>> different...  I'd certainly need a win32 expert for that.
>> How well does extconf.rb work on win32?
>>
>
> definitely fine.
> But it would be great to have a builtin way to trick it so that
> extensions can be built with a different compiler than the one used
> for ruby (tipically  mingw extensions for mswin ruby)

I think that's an issue pure Ruby code can't change... can it?

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