On 13 Mar 2008, at 18:19, Phillip Gawlowski wrote:

> James Tucker wrote:
>> On 12 Mar 2008, at 00:53, Phillip Gawlowski wrote:
>>> While it is similar to the Ruby One Click Installer, it differs  
>>> widely in scope: It will only include RubyGems (for now), to  
>>> provide a "clean slate" Ruby distribution.
>> So presumably that includes zlib in order for rubygems to work, but  
>> would you mind explaining the meaning minimal, or more  
>> particularly, can you tell us which extensions you include in the  
>> release at what versions? Presumably, you're working off of VC 6?
>
> Only Rubygems at its current release version.
>
> The package will include zlib, and readlines support.

So no openssl :-(

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>
> And while I'd love to compile Ruby, it's impossible for me to obtain  
> a VC6 compiler, so I'll simply grab the Ruby binary off of  
> garbagecollect.jp (same source as the One Click Installer), add the  
> needed support, and that's it, more or less.

We managed to pick a copy up off of Amazon less than six months ago.  
Take a look :-)

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>
> To sum up:
>
> - Current Ruby release (I'll probably create a Ruby 1.9 package, too)
> - Current Rubygems
> - zlib, readlines
> - An easy to use installer package (file associations, .inputrc for  
> European users, etc.)
>
> It's possible that it'll include RCov, rake, and/or similar packages  
> used for development, but not in the first release.
>
> I am, however,