[Rubyinstaller-devel] [Fwd: GCC 4.x on Windows (now with more statistics!)]

Phillip Gawlowski cmdjackryan at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 27 19:56:47 EDT 2008

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Luis Lavena wrote:
| Yeah, mailman sometimes does weird things :-P

Don't get me started. :P

| Yes, as end user is more easy to install it, but if you take a look at
| what we do with the recipes, you will see we are actually downloading
| GCC and MSYS to actually create a development environment, and not
| forcing the developer already have one installed ;-)

Well, yeah. But it'd be nice if you'd have checked if I had MSYS/MinGW
installed, like I do. :P

| Agree there too, running on the Core 2 Duo no ruby implemenation took
| real advantage of the CPU power it have available: it never used more
| than 45% :-P

No surprise there. MRI isn't multi-threaded, so of course it only uses
one CPU :P

| Well, actually is more than a real benchmark. As example, the YARV
| bench only prove and excersice especific parts of the Ruby VM that has
| been optimized, but is not a real life test like PetStore is done for
| testing Rails performance.

Yes and no. It it is a bit of number crunching, but doesn't test things
like IO, compression, Arrays, etc. I'm not talking about benchmarks
showing off features. ;)

| You don't need a lot of GCC fu, just replace the locations for the GCC
| packages, check they download, extract and can successfuly 'configure'
| and compile Ruby :-)

Well, that is easy (Search and replace FTW :P). But if something stumps
because GCC decides to roll over and die, I'm of no help. ;)

| Did you use configure to generate the makefile? if so that means you
| need MSYS installed too, don't remember if Giovanni installed provides
| it.

I have a full MSYS environment with GCC4, so of course I used configure. :P

P.S.: Sent to Rubyinstaller ML, too, in hope of a working subscription

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