I have compiled ruby-1.4.5 and some utilities for Windows, with MS VC++.
You don't need anything else (e.g. cygwin) to run it.

look at: http://www.s-direktnet.de/homepages/neumann/rb_prgs/

Michael

From: "Aleksi Niemelไข <aleksi.niemela / cinnober.com>
> I had to write these instructions for my friends. I thought it might be
nice
> to share them, so others can have help to use Ruby on Windows too. Please
> don't hesitate to correct mistakes.
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