On Dec 21, 10:59   ⮮ 
> Daniel Berger wrote:
> > On Dec 21, 5:16 pm, The Higgs bozo <higgs.b... / gmail.com> wrote:
> >> file, decode it, then call it with DL or FFI?
> > I'm not really sure how to do that, and it's not really what I'm
> > looking for I'm afraid.
>
> You didn't know how, or didn't understand?     
> library.       > and use DL to call the zlib function(s) you needed.

Just to clarify for purposes of the bounty, no DL, and no distributed
dll's.

> I understand you were looking for a general-purpose solution, but in the
> meantime this does what you need, albeit gymnastically.    
> Windows without the requirement of building a ruby extension.

I really do appreciate the suggestion but it's not what I'm looking
for.

Regards,

Dan