[Rubyinstaller-devel] There is no go for Alternate Iconv

Roger Pack rogerpack2005 at gmail.com
Mon May 26 08:58:56 EDT 2008

does the mingw port of iconv work?  I know it builds, don't know if it  
passes tests.
My latest idea is that, like python, ruby should migrate to using   
msvcrt9 :)
Does anybody know if this is faster or not, than mingw?

On May 25, 2008, at 2:49 PM, Luis Lavena wrote:

> Hello Guys,
> After playing with RubySpec, found that our replacement (er, actually
> followed _why ideas and I choose it) didn't stand a chance compared to
> standard GNU Iconv, so back to square one for guys trying to play with
> it.
> This project have a big issue compiling and building the GNU packages:
> there is no good documentation, central place or web page to gather
> all the resources required to compile all these packages without
> investing *days* figuring out what to do with these broken source
> package.
> Since rubyinstaller package is not backed by 7-Zip extracting
> capabilities [1], I'll welcome anybody that can get the GNU packages
> working (at least try it). Both Readline and Iconv are the first
> candidates.
> I'll love to heard back from you guys, I'm working on the WiX stuff,
> so we can have something to deliver that works for most of the users,
> that includes those who use Iconv ;-)
> Regards,
> [1] http://blog.mmediasys.com/2008/05/24/random-bits-and-experiments/
> -- 
> Luis Lavena
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