On 9/25/07, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky <znmeb / cesmail.net> wrote:
> Shin guey Wong wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using the ruby one click installer all the while. Recently, I tried
> > to compile the latest ruby 1.8.6-p110 and I found it is quite painful to
> > compile it in windows.
> >
> > I am able to compile it with VS2003. I can compile the ruby.exe and
> > rubyw.exe and some standard library without any problem.
> >
> > After compile the ruby.exe, I tried it and it run quite well but when I
> > tried to install rubygems, it start complaining zlib not install. So, I
> > recheck the compile log and found that there are still a lot of ruby
> > extension which is not able to compile in windows because of missing of
> > some library/development header, for eg openssl, zlib, readline, curse,
> > nbm, iconv, pty, tk, syslog..etc .
> > This is no problem for linux coz linux can download all the dev file
> > easily like they can download zlib-dev with linux. However, doing this
> > in windows is hard.
> >
> > For zlib, luckily I can found the source code and compile it
> > successfully. After that, I just install rubygems without any problem.
> > After install rubygems, I fire up IRB and type 'require
> > 'irb/completion''. It complain again no readline ext found... :(   I had
> > to start finding any readline source/library for windows available on
> > net. I successful to found it with GNUWin but still not able to compile
> > readline binding for ruby....I read the log file, it will check for
> > ncurse.lib, termcap.lib, curse.lib, edit/readline.h...where do I get all
> > this file????
> >
> > So, can anyone tell me how to compile readline for ruby in windows?
> > and so for openssl, curse, iconv, tk.....
>
> You might want to look at the RubyForge details for the Windows
> One-Click Installer. Since it's an open-source project, I'm guessing all
> the scripts, Vulcan nerve pinches, etc., necessary to build the
> One-Click Installer are there in the SCM repository. There may actually
> be a forum there too. Then again, Curt might just update the One-Click
> and Instant Rails with the latest Ruby source soon too. :)
>
>
>

I am working on an One-Click Ruby Installer update (currently stuck on
a problem with the ODBC bindings). I hope I can have something out
fairly soon (actually, I need to because I'm really short on available
time).

Curt