Download Ruby for Win-x64

Hi there!

In the Web there are a lot of references to the Windows 64bits version
of Ruby (a.k.a. x64-mswin64), but I was unable to find the site where I
can download it.

Help, please!
Thanks in advance, Ricardo

-----Original Message-----
From: Ricardo V. [mailto:[email protected]]
Hi there!

In the Web there are a lot of references to the Windows 64bits version
of Ruby (a.k.a. x64-mswin64), but I was unable to find the site where I
can download it.

A quick Google yields:
http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/en/download/release.html

Think it through though… are you sure it’s worth it? Most Gems won’t
have
a pre-built
binary for win-x64 thus requiring them to be compiled before
installation,
which can be
a major nightmare. I’d personally recommend going with the installer
and
devkit that can
be found at http://rubyinstaller.org/

Hope this helps!

Hi!
I’m completely newbie on Ruby; since I have a 64bit system and found Web
references to a Ruby version for it, I tried to download it.

But I’ll follow your hint. Thank you very much!
Best regards, Ricardo

Ricardo Viégas
São Paulo - SP - Brasil

On Nov 14, 12:16 pm, Ricardo V. [email protected] wrote:

Hi there!

In the Web there are a lot of references to the Windows 64bits version of Ruby (a.k.a. x64-mswin64), but I was unable to find the site where I can download it.

I think you mean this:

http://www.garbagecollect.jp/ruby/mswin32/en/download/release.html

But, be warned, is incomplete. See this ticket that has been stalled
for quite some time:

http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/1459

The issue is actually simple: To be able to be fully 64bits, all
Ruby’s dependencies must be compiled with 64bits.

That means several 3rd party libraries like zlib, readline, openssl,
curses, gdbm, tk, needs to be ported and compiled to use 64bits API.

While is doable, there is a lot of work required to do it.

Also, to achive that in the current state, requires you depend and
install Visual Studio on a 64bits platform, since using the express
you can’t cross-compile, something not all developers have right now.

As maintainer of RubyInstaller project (known as One-Click), I’m
pretty aware of this and definitely is in our roadmap consider 64bits
versions.

This has been asked here (at ruby-talk) before and I’ve pointed to my
answer from January 2008:

http://rubyforge.org/pipermail/rubyinstaller-devel/2008-January/000230.html

Until all the minor details are ironed, you can still use the 32bits
version with no serious performance penalty.

I recommend you try our latest RC1 versions of the installer:

http://rubyinstaller.org/
http://rubyforge.org/forum/forum.php?forum_id=35591

Hope this helps,

Hi Luis!
Thanks for your hint.
I have already received a similar hint from Walton H…

I’ll folow with the recommendation of both of you, and go with
RubyInstaller.
Best regards, Ricardo

Ricardo Viégas
São Paulo - SP - Brasil