[Rubyinstaller-devel] musings

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 16:00:48 EST 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Roger Pack <rogerpack2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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?
> I was thinking out loud that for gems that compile out of the box in a
> mingw environment, they could add a dependency to the devkit gem [then
> the author's wouldn't have to worry about cross compiling their own
> binary extensions--i.e. it would be a useful gem for authors].
> re: trouble compiling
> I have had trouble building them, too.
> Typically I have had success building them if I use the daily snapshot
> or the 187p72.tar.gz download.  I haven't tried the preview releases.
> It is too bad that trunk requires autoconf version > 1.60, so am
> forced to use the snapshots [ugh].
> Not that I want 187 more than 186 at all.  Unless the MBARI patches
> make their way to 187 only and not 186, then I would prefer the
> former.

Again, no 1.8.7 from the official One-Click side. If you want to shoot
your feet, go ahead and use the recipes :-)

> A question:
> with 187p72 build I get
> 01/21/2009  04:41 PM        17,290,874 libmsvcrt-ruby18-static.a
> which is a rather large file--I'd guess that's expected? [and with 1.9
> it's something like 30MB].
> ?

The library is 'as-is' without stripping debug symbols or anything.

> Thanks!
> -=r
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Luis Lavena
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