[Rubyinstaller-devel] [ANN] Bootstrapping Ruby with MinGW: selfhosted and test sandbox!

Joe Swatosh joe.swatosh at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 22:59:18 EDT 2008

Hi Luis!

On Sun, Mar 23, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Luis Lavena <luislavena at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello List,
> I'm happy to announce that huge progress (hack-a-ton) was made this
> weekend to bring a new implementation of One-Click Installer for
> Windows!

Great news!
> This test version is based on the rake recipes I commented on previous
> posts [1], and it download MinGW, MSYS and some Ruby dependencies to
> get a working Ruby implementation using MinGW (i386-mingw32 platform).

> Caveats:
> 1) Pre-built gems for i386-mswin32 are not compatible with this build
> of ruby. You'll require to download sources of your favorite gems.

Ouch.  I misunderstood that MinGW used the same run-time as vc6.

> If you haven't created the sandbox environment using the recipes, you
> can grab the baked mingw+msys sandbox from installer3 URL. You need to

I just want to add my "good job" here as someone who appreciates what
you're doing, but has been too quiet about it (and too busy to


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