Wael wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm trying to compile ruby 1.8.6 for native 64bit XP OS.
> I'm using MS Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2 and building with
> 64bit build environment.
> 
> Any one had tried this.. the reason is we would like to run extension
> dlls in native 64bit. I appreciate if some one can reply with his
> thoughts or experience doing this.
> 
> I mainly have seen issues with :
> - Running the configure bat file results an error that does not proceed
> to build the make file.
> C:\ruby-1.8.6original\ruby-1.8.6\win32>nmake -alf "~tmp~.mak"
> NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'cl' : return code '0x2'
> Stop.
> - There are come assembly code in couple of files which can not be
> compiled in AMD64.
> - There is also Context structure that is different than IX86

I don't think it's possible to build a 64 bit Ruby on Windows. See 
http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-core/20176 and 
following.

Regards,

Dan