Hi,

At Wed, 2 Oct 2002 23:38:56 +0900,
Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> 1. If you compile Ruby using compiler X, you need to compile any extensions
>    you use under compiler X.
> 
>    a. If you use the Pragmatic Programmers' Ruby/Windows distro, that X is
>       MSVC.  This strikes me as not being very pragmatic, as it is not
>       freely available.
> 
> 2. The choices of compiler are:
>    - MSVC (commercial; Windows target)
>    - Borland (free download; Windows target)
>    - MingGW (free; Unix-like, but Windows target)
>    - Cygwin (free Unix environment, Unix-like target)

Note that mingw32 and mswin32(msvc) are runtime-compatible in
1.7 now.

>    b. Borland: difficult to compile Ruby, as
>       - you can't run 'configure'
>       - there's no pregenerated Makefile

Experimental support in 1.7.

> SUMMARY
> -------
> 
> Perhaps MinGW is the best bet for Ruby under Windows.  I'll give it another try
> and report to the group.

Agree, but still it has some problems.

-- 
Nobu Nakada