On 8/30/06, Berger, Daniel <Daniel.Berger / qwest.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Curt Hibbs [mailto:ml.chibbs / gmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:19 PM
> > To: ruby-talk ML
> > Subject: Re: [ANN] One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows
> > 1.8.5-21 released
> >
> >
> > On 8/29/06, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
> > > >
> > > Speaking of which, I just installed Visual C++ Express on the gizmo
> > > that I get paid to sit in front of. :) So now I can
> > experience first
> > > had the thrills, chills and spills of Microsoft Development without
> > > parting with any cash. I think I have MinGW and MSys too;
> > something I
> > > installed required them. And of course I also have CygWin
> > and Plan C,
> > > aka VMware Server. :)
> > >
> > > So I think I'll download One Click and see if I can build
> > extensions,
> > > etc. Are there some *known* not to work with VC++ Express?
> >
> > The compiler situation on windows is currently an
> > incompatible mess. We're persuing possible solutions (Austin
> > Ziegler is spearheading part of this with Microsoft). But
> > currently the only gauranteed safe way to compile extensions
> > is to use VC++ 6.
> >
> > Curt
>
> What about doing something along the lines of Strawberry Perl, i.e.
> bundle a compiler with the distro?
>
> http://win32.perl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Strawberry_Perl
>
> Regards,
>
> Dan
>

Do you think you are allowed to distribute MS compiler (and the other
tools needed)? (cause I don't think so).

./alex
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.w( the_mindstorm )p.



> PS - Maybe now would be a good time to finish up that Win32API article
> I've been working on. :)
>
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