Hello,

I'm very pleased to announce the release of RubyInstaller packages for
Ruby 1.8.7-p330

As usual, installer and 7z-packages are available at RubyInstaller
website and RubyForge for download:

http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads
http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=167&release_id=45313

For verification, MD5 signatures are provided:

7419f0358afbd6fcc8a35cc322516f5d *ruby-1.8.7-p330-doc-chm.7z
c3cf8f2140d8e9b716e83f96a40c11bd *ruby-1.8.7-p330-i386-mingw32.7z
940d44183dd19f2ad23addcc5de51eb3 *rubyinstaller-1.8.7-p330.exe

Installer is also digitally signed to avoid alterations and UAC warnings.

You can read Ruby 1.8.7-p330 announcement and release notes at ruby-talk:

http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/375963

= What is new?

Beyond what is covered by Ruby itself, we have our own set of improvements:

== Updated compiler toolchain to GCC 4.5.1

This is in sync with latest DevKit release announced:

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyinstaller/browse_thread/thread/348cae99911975ba

== Friendly gem installation error messages for gems that require compilation.

Most of the times, people find confusing the massive error messages
they receive when installing gems that require compilation and no
compiler toolchain available.

We customized this release to provide a nicer error message and
helpful instructions to the user where to obtain a compiler and what
to do with it.

Example:

C:\Users\Luis>gem install RedCloth
ERROR:  Error installing RedCloth:
        The 'RedCloth' native gem requires installed build tools.

Please update your PATH to include build tools or download the DevKit
from 'http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads' and follow the instructions
at 'http://github.com/oneclick/rubyinstaller/wiki/Development-Kit'

We hope with this message will be make things more easy for Ruby users
to figure out what is going on.

Regards,
-- 
Luis Lavena
AREA 17
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Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupy