From: "Gavin Sinclair" <gsinclair / soyabean.com.au>


> Three weeks ago, I posted a message (which was a bit cryptic I'll admit)
about
> compiling the Oracle extension under Cygwin and got no response.  I'm
beginning
> to take the hint that Cygwin is 'processa non grata' as far as Ruby and
Windows
> is concerned.
>
> So I've installed the proper Windows distribution of Ruby, and still am
unable
> to compile the Oracle (OCI) package by Yoshida Masato.  The instructions are
> for VC++ and Cygwin.  I don't have VC++, and am not using Cygwin, so I'm
trying
> to use MinGW, which is like halfway between.
>
> And I'm basically not getting anywhere.  I have many times compiled programs
> under Unix (and Cygwin), but Windows seems to me to be an appalling
development
> environment from this point of view.
>
> If anyone has successfully compiled the Oracle OCI under Windows, *please let
> me know*.  I've looked through the ruby-talk archives, and it seems that this
> topic never gets answered.
>
> Regards,
> Gavin
>
> --
> Gavin Sinclair                                       Software Engineer
> Sydney, Australia                            Soyabean Software Pty Ltd
>

And still no answer.

I just got it running under AIX.  First time, no problem.  That'll do for now,
I guess.