If you’ve installed the latest wxRuby 1.9.6 on Windows and are having
trouble running applications, please try the following steps:
Ensure that you have msvcr80.dll and msvcp80.dll available on your
system. If you haven’t got them, they can be downloaded for free from
http://www.dll-files.com/ and placed in your ruby/bin directory.
Copy a file called
to your ruby/bin directory, and there, rename it ‘ruby.exe.manifest’
On XP this will also ensure you get the nice XP-style widgets.
I’ll try and put out a release soon that automates these steps.