[Win32utils-devel] Win32-api 1.4.6 release and mswin32 binary?

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 14:57:38 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 7:40 PM, Charley Baker <charley.baker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Before this starts to bite us too much. It looks like there's a new release
> of win32-api gem - 1.4.6, which only has a mingw precompiled binary, as
> opposed the mswin binaries for the previous versions. Is there a mswin
> binary in the works, otherwise projects depending on this and people using
> the one click installer are going to, and are getting errors trying to
> compile.

If the project used rake-compiler, release of binary versions for both
gem platforms will only take change:

ext.platform = "i386-mingw32"


ext.platform = ["i386-mingw32", "i386-mswin32-60"]

Also, if the gem was built using rake-compiler, installation process
should work smoothly with either VC6 or MinGW, as long you have all
the headers in place and extconf.rb do not do weird things.
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.
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