One-click installer for Windows and win32-open3


Dear all,

I am trying out Ruby from the one-click installer in Windows.
I am not really familiar with Windows compiling :
does the one-click installer comprise Daniel B.'s
tools for windows, in particular win32-open3 ?
I can only find a version that needs to be compiled on


Best regards,



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Best regards,


Hi Axel,

The win32-open3 package is not part of the one-click installer. If you
don’t have a compiler, you can instead download the shared object
directly from the ‘files’ tab (
and look for a file called open3-0.2.2

Rename that file to “”. Then copy it to
c:\ruby\lib\ruby\site_ruby\1.8\i386-msvcrt\win32. You’ll have to
create the ‘win32’ directory there if it doesn’t already exist.

Note that we’ll be putting out a new release of win32-open3 soon (in the
next few weeks) that properly sets $? (Process::Status).

And, for anyone who’s wondering, we won’t be able to convert this
particular package to pure Ruby because it has to hook into C functions
from ruby_io.h that aren’t exported by the DLL. Sorry folks.