Quoting Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / path.berkeley.edu>:

> David Porter wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I too would like to know this ?
> >
> > Without this, how do you upgrade on a Windows XP platform ?
> >
> > regards, Daveo
> >
> > dima wrote:
> >> Does somebody know when the Ruby 1.8.6 One-Click Installer will be
> >> ready for downloading?
> >
> >
>
> The OCI isn't the only way to go, though it may be worth waiting for.
It's definitely worth waiting for!

> You can build ruby yourself on windows, using one of gcc (cygwin or
> mingw) or the free-download MS compilers. (The NEWS file claims "build
> tools support" for Visual C++ 8 SP1, so maybe you don't have to use VC6
> any more.)
Cygwin and MSys/mingw are definitely deprecated. The OCI is built now with a
Windows compiler, although I've forgotten which one.