You can get readline (and various other things) from this page:
http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/en/documents/install.html

On 3/16/06, Glenn Smith <glenn.ruby / gmail.com> wrote:
> Just tried the version at http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/
>
> When I run IRB I get "readline.dll not found".
>
> Basically if Curt goes under a bus, we're all doomed ('specially Curt!) :o)
>
>
> On 15/03/06, Wilson Bilkovich <wilsonb / gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Just checking.. do you know about this page?
> > http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/
> > They release new stable versions of Ruby there, very quickly after an
> > official release comes out. They are built with Visual Studio, and
> > come packaged in a zip file.
> > I agree that it could use some extra documentation and publicity,
> > though.  Curt's installer is nice, but contains more software than
> > many people need.
> >
> > On 3/15/06, Glenn Smith <glenn.ruby / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I think what would be nice to achieve from all this is that when Matz
> > and
> > > his gang release a new version of Ruby, somebody could either take this
> > code
> > > and  compile it using a HOW-TO, or for people who don't want to have the
> > > hassle, quickly download a pre-compiled version.  This doesn't have to
> > be
> > > anything fancy, such as Curt's installer, just a zip-file which you
> > extract
> > > and there you are - a basic c:\ruby structure (or wherever).  Perhaps a
> > > short PDF or HTML file in the root with a "getting started".  It might
> > be
> > > sensible to try to get rubygems integrated into this somehow but maybe
> > not
> > > immediately.
> > >
> > > I think there is genuine benefit in making this available to the wider
> > world
> > > so that more people will at the very least get to have a look at Ruby
> > who
> > > may not have bothered when all they see is a tar.gz without too much in
> > the
> > > way of Windows help.  Like it or not, plenty of Windows users out
> > there...!
> > > It seems a small but important step forward.  I'm certainly not trying
> > to
> > > take away Curt's job (unless he wants me to!) - there is definitely in
> > my
> > > view a place for the one-click installer with all of it's goodies, but
> > for
> > > many a basic ruby install would suffice and for others they could take
> > this
> > > install and build on it with ruby gems and so on to create their
> > preferred
> > > environment.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure *how* I can help at this point, but if I can then I will,
> > now
> > > and in the future.   I would like to find a way to help the community in
> > > some way, just not sure where my niche is at the moment.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 15/03/06, Wilson Bilkovich <wilsonb / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Yeah, I knew that.. Didn't mean for my response to come out sounding
> > > > defensive.
> > > > Windows is a discipline, like hair shirts or nettle brushes for monks.
> > > > It focuses the mind.
> > > >
> > > > On 3/15/06, Glenn Smith <glenn.ruby / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Yes I should point out that no offence was meant to you with my
> > previous
> > > > > email. :o)
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On 15/03/06, Wilson Bilkovich <wilsonb / gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I know you were kidding, but I felt like sending an e-mail, so..
> > > > > > A more fair comparison would be a set of Ruby build instructions
> > for a
> > > > > > Linux distro that didn't ship with a package manager or a copy of
> > GCC.
> > > > > > Highly nontrivial.
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > All the best
> > > Glenn
> > > Aylesbury, UK
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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>
> --
>
> All the best
> Glenn
> Aylesbury, UK
>
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