On Sep 12, 12:54=A0pm, "Michael Brooks" <michael.bro... / shaw.ca> wrote:
>
> As a side note, it would be really nice if the Windows Ruby installer
> installed and automatically configure Mingw for GEM compilation so that w=
hen
> I "gem install" something in Windows without a recent pre-built binary th=
at
> it compiles one just like Linux does. =A0For example, after a few hours I=
 gave
> up on trying to get the Ruby-OpenAL GEM installed on Windows because it
> seemed like to much work for the experimenting I wanted to do. =A0I later
> tryed the same thing on Linux Mint and the install was painless. =A0It wo=
uld
> be nice if the experience in the Windows platform was similar. =A0Since t=
he
> Mingw compiler has made the performance difference between Linux and Wind=
ows
> much smaller I prefer to stay on Windows since I also =A0develop using De=
lphi.
> The only real nuisance on Windows is GEM availability. =A0It must be a
> pain-in-the-tush for GEM developers to make pre-built Windows binaries. =
=A0I
> imagine it would helpful to cross-platform consistency / predictably /
> deployability if there were automatic GEM compilability on Windows too.
>

Hello,

Even on linux, if you don't have a compiler toolchain, gem
installation may fail. Compilers are always optional.

There is the Development Kit that you optionally download. Please see
our wiki and the mailing list for details on that.

--
Luis Lavena