"Conrad Schneiker" <schneiker / jump.net> writes:

> Hi,
> 
> "ARIMA Yasuhiro" wrote:
> 
> > "Glen Stampoultzis" <trinexus / one.net.au> wrote
> >   "[ruby-talk:4951] What do I need to compile 1.4?"
> >
> > | Platform is Windows 98
> >
> > I made ruby-1.4.6 [i386-cygwin] on Windows95+cygwin.
> >
> > 1. Install cygwin 1.1.4
> >
> >    download and execute "setup.exe".
> >    http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
> >
> > 2. Treat libcygwin.a and cygwin_dll.h
> >
> >    http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-dev/10593
> >
> > 3. Get archive
> >
> >    ftp://ftp.netlab.co.jp/pub/lang/ruby/
> >
> > 4. Build ruby.exe
> >
> >    tar zxf ruby-1.4.6.tar.gz
> >    cd ruby-1.4.6
> >    ./configure --enable-shared
> >    make
> >    make test
> >    make install
> 
> I hope this comment is redundant, but I wanted to make sure that this is
> considered for the Ruby FAQ despite what I imagine is a huge amount of last
> minute work by its maintainers on their Programming Ruby book .


Well.. I'd much rather see a pre-built distribution come along that
made this process unnecessary.


Dave