Austin Ziegler wrote:
> On 3/18/06, Kaspar Schiess <eule / space.ch> wrote:
>> Hello Glenn,
>>
>>> Question is, which is the best (free) compiler for the job?  Visual
>>> C++ or Borland? Or another?
>> I won't say mine's best, however all RMagick binary releases are compiled
>> using mingw and msys. I think they integrate posix/unix stuff nicely with
>> windows while guaranteeing binary compatibility with other windows builds.
>>
>> Just thought I'd complete the thread with what works for me.
> 
> Note that mingw/msys builds are NOT compatible with VC++2003 or
> VC++2005 builds because of a different runtime environment. At a
> minimum, there is a mismatch between where errno is defined (somehow).
> 
> If you are using the One-Click Installer for 1.8.2, you will need to
> compile extensions with VC++2003 (using MSVCR71.DLL); if you are using
> the One-Click Installer for 1.8.4, you will be able to compile
> extensions with VC6 or msys/mingw. You MUST NOT mix the versions or
> bad things may happen to your Ruby programs.

I've done a little work with an extension compiled with VC++2003 and
ruby-1.8.4, One-Click. Am I just lucky that it works? Or is that known
to be OK?

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