I haven’t gotten any farther in documenting the Windows
build procedures. I took a quick look at building it again
and decided it was too complicated for the amount of time
that I had.
But I’m in the process of trying to build a redistributable
binary package for my application. As part of that I installed
the Windows gems. I noticed a problem.
If I do “gem install gtk2”, it installs several gems (gtk-2,
glib2, atk, etc, etc). But the vendor/local/bin directories
contain the same dlls over and over again. Even if I
delete all the source code, libs, includes, and executables,
the result is over 200 MB in size. I can’t ask my users
to do a 250 MB download (including Ruby) for my tiny
Is there any way to get rid of the duplication of DLLs?
This is an area where I have no knowledge. I will
volunteer to work on improving it, but I need some