[Win32utils-devel] [ win32utils-Feature Requests-28841 ] Why not create fat binary gems for all win32 utils gems?

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Feature Requests item #28841, was opened at 2011-01-09 16:58
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Status: Open
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Priority: 3
Submitted By: Jarmo Pertman (juuser)
Assigned to: Nobody (None)
Summary: Why not create fat binary gems for all win32 utils gems?

Initial Comment:
Currently if you install any of the win32-* gems then it will work only with Ruby 1.8.x due to the precompiled binary for that version. Why not create a pre-compiled versions for 1.9.x too and package them as a so called fat-binary gems?

This would make all those gems (probably) work with 1.9 Ruby too. Currently many gems cannot be used in 1.9 because they're using win32-* gems as a dependency.

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