On Mar 1, 6:28am, Alex G. [email protected] wrote:
As far as I know RSRuby doesn’t install/work on Windows. It should be
possible to modify the source/build code to make it build, but I don’t
have a Windows machine (or the time!) to do that work myself -
apologies. RSRuby does install fine on *nix based systems or if you are
tied to Windows I think RPy (the equivalent Python package) does install
Perhaps something like rake-compiler and it’s cross-platform
compilation infrastructure can help you on that?
rake-compiler reduce the code required for extension compilation and
gem packaging plus additionally you can target Ruby versions of
Windows without the need of a real Windows machine
(of course, just to compile, for testing and other it will require
WINE or Windows)
This is been used by projects like DataMapper, SQLite3-Ruby, MySQL
gem, pg gem and others to deliver pre-compiled binaries and track down
compilation issues on Windows.
Nowdays Ruby on Windows has migrated to RubyInstaller, which uses GCC
as compiler toolchain, making things like porting more easy.
As long this extension/gem is not doing sockets, threads or signals,
things should work smoothly with the above mentioned approach.
If you want, I can provide guidance and support while you introduce
If interested, post to RubyInstaller list: