From: <nobu.nokada / softhome.net>


> > Using 'extconf' to generate a Makefile will still be incompatible if I use
an
> > out-of-the-box Ruby compiles by MSVC but want to compile an extension with
> > mingw.
>
> Hmmm, perhaps you need rbconfig.rb for mingw and to edit TOPDIR
> line in it.  But if you use mignw compiler, it's best and
> easiest to compile ruby itself with the compiler.

Agreed, which I've succeeded in doing, but have not been able to "make install"
just yet (probably a minor issue).

> > > >    b. Borland: difficult to compile Ruby, as
> > > >       - you can't run 'configure'
> > > >       - there's no pregenerated Makefile
> > >
> > > Experimental support in 1.7.
> >
> > I just downloaded a "stable snapshot" and saw no difference from 1.6 as far
as
> > Borland is concerned.
>
> It's 1.6 snapshot.  1.7 is "snapshot.tar.gz" without "stable-".

::grimaces in embarassment; hits forehead with palm, and says between clenched
teeth "Thanks for pointing that out."::

> Nobu Nakada

Thanks again for the help.

Gavin