I’m very pleased to announce the release of RubyInstaller packages for
Due sunset of RubyForge, we decided to migrate our main downloads to
Installers and 7z binary packages are available from bintray.com:
We would like to thank RubyForge and their mirrors for all the resources
provided through the years allowing users obtain our packages.
Taking in consideration the volume of data, old versions will remain at
RubyForge but no new package will be uploaded there.
This new version of Ruby also brings new changes to RubyInstaller.
Starting with 2.0.0, the packages will be provided in two versions:
32bits (x86) and 64bits (x64).
This is possible thanks to newer compiler provided by mingw-w64 project.
This means newer DevKit package is required to use with this version.
Please note that the installers in this release are not digitally
You can read more about this in post at RubyInstaller group:
Before you download a 64bits version (labeled x64), it is important you
understand that not all gems, libraries or tools have been tested for
It is our recommendation you use 32bits until these issues are solved.
If you have a 64bits version of Windows, you can still use 32bits, as
is no performance issue around it.
While officially 2.0.0 is stable, that doesn’t mean all the software
magically work on it.
Use 2.0.0 for development and verify your application, scripts and tools
properly before deciding to run this in your production environment.
Ruby 2.0 introduces ABI breakage which means compiled C extensions with
1.9.3 will work with Ruby 2.0.
DO NOT install Ruby 2.0 on top of existing Ruby 1.9.3, or try to use
extensions with it.
You will be required to force compilation of those gems:
gem install <name> --platform=ruby
This will require you have the extra dependencies installed for that
compile. Look at the gem documentation for the requirements.
Please check each gem documentation and recent releases.
This version of Ruby has been compiled and optimized for mingw-w64 GCC
Use of older version of DevKit package to compile gems might result in
compilation issues during gem installation or simply segfaults.
Look for the DevKit installers identified with the name
‘DevKit-mingw64-64’ for 32 and 64 bits respectively.
To be clear:
- For 32bits Ruby 2.0.0: download and install
- For 64bits Ruby 2.0.0: download and install
- Upgraded Ruby 2.0.0 to patchlevel 481
- Upgraded libyaml to version 0.1.6