> What's my motivation? Mainly MS Windows. I run a hand built version of
> Ruby, and getting the zlib wrapper to build with MS VC++ is such a
> colossal PITA that I'd like to avoid it completely. Beyond that,
> however, is that it eliminates a third party dependency (zlib) and
> gives me the ability to create gems. At the moment I can only read
> them.

One thing I use to help me compile on doze is Lavena's rubyinstaller 
[I'm sure you've seen it..].
Anyway I'll match $50 :)
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