On 3/15/06, Glenn Smith <glenn.ruby / gmail.com> wrote:> Is there no single-downloadable compiler that will compile, link and install> (ie. provider compiler, linker and make tool) that will provide good> executables with reasonable performance and minimal hassle?
No. Of the choices, MSYS/MINGW is going to work most like Unix. MSVC6is no longer available for legal download. But...
VS.NET (2002 & 2003) & VS (2005) use a later MSVC runtime DLL (7, 7.1,and 8.0) that are different than the MSVC6 runtime DLL. The MSVC8 DLLis significantly different even than VS.NET (7, 7.1).
I am also working, in fits and starts, on compile instructions for cl14 (VS 2005) with the currently-free Express version. This will besomething that ultimately can go through the entire Ruby build processand build something like the one-click installer for you.
-austin--Austin Ziegler * halostatue / gmail.com               * Alternate: austin / halostatue.ca