On Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:39:22 +0900
Tom Clarke <tom / u2i.com> wrote:

> > automake/autoconf would be hard to get working on a Windows systems.
> 
> So does anything requiring c-code. Including stuff using extconf.rb.

But not nearly as hard as getting a UNIX shell script to run on Windows. :-)

> My thoughts are that for Windows we need a binary packaging system,
> perhaps integrated with the Windows versions of ruby. Once all the
> packages are compliant it should be straightforward to build all of the
> RAA-Packages as a batch.

I agree: Most people don't have a compiler on their Windows systems, so a
binary packaging system would make it easier for them.
 
Jason Creighton