[Rubyinstaller-devel] musings

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 17:57:50 EST 2009

On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Roger Pack <rogerpack2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The idea of rake-compiler reduce the need for me to tackle projects
>> and provide Windows gems. I thought will be much better option and
>> more sustainable in the long run.
>> It also will play nice with some things I'm playing with, like
>> building One-Click Installer almost fully from Linux.
> Nice :)
> I suppose one thing people could do [if it were possible] is specify a
> windows dependency of the devkit gem if they don't want to have to
> compile it themselves [and if it works].

Please apologize but I fully don't understand your statement. Can you
rephrase it?

>>> is this expected?
>> maybe there is something during patch, which version is trying to
>> patch? p114? p287?
> This was with straight git clone then rake--I assume that's 114?

Yes, p114 was the altest one, but the way it applies the patches was
not perfect.

> I am wondering if it would be possible to publish "alpha" releases,
> like mingw OCI 1.8.7, 1.9.1 preview2, etc.
> Just mark them as alpha and warn people about them.
> Thoughts?
> -=r

Neither 1.8.7 or 1.9.1-preview2 builds properly for me (native or

Opened some tickets that got addressed.

I have no interest in 1.8.7, honestly. 1.8.6 and newer patchelevels
will be my target for 1.8.x

The other time will be 1.9.x

Problem with 1.9 is that I cannot use the same recipes to build both,
there are several changes that need to be manually handled right now.

Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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