Visual Ruby installation problem


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Greets to the Ruby community,

I, of course, am a new comer to Ruby, and as part of my “learning” experience I have begun moving towards GUI’s for Ruby. Came across Visual Ruby and wanted to give it a try, followed the instructions on the VR website to the letter. Attempting to launch VR throws errors. Here are the specifics:
OS - Windows 7 x64
Ruby - 2.5.3p105
Glade - 3.8.5
As per the instructions any previous versions were removed and latest versions installed, but alas, no joy. Here is the result:
C:\Users\MJH>vr
Traceback (most recent call last):
11: from C:/Ruby25-x64/bin/vr:23:in <main>' 10: from C:/Ruby25-x64/bin/vr:23:inload’
9: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.5.0/gems/visualruby-3.2.3/vr:1:in
<top (required)>' 8: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.r b:59:inrequire’
7: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.r
b:59:in require' 6: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.5.0/gems/gtk3-3.2.4-x64-mingw32/l ib/gtk3.rb:17:in<top (required)>’
5: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.r
b:59:in require' 4: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.r b:59:inrequire’
3: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.5.0/gems/gobject-introspection-3.
2.4-x64-mingw32/lib/gobject-introspection.rb:38:in <top (required)>' 2: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/gems/2.5.0/gems/gobject-introspection-3. 2.4-x64-mingw32/lib/gobject-introspection.rb:42:inrescue in <top (required)>’
1: from C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.r
b:59:in require' C:/Ruby25-x64/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:59:inrequire’
: cannot load such file – gobject_introspection.so (LoadError)

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Obviously I can see there is a problem loading a shared object in the script, and a quick search shows 4 different copies of the aforementioned file in the Ruby folder, all located at - C:\Ruby25-x64\lib\ruby\gems\2.5.0\gems\gobject-introspection-3.2.4-x64-mingw32\lib , with a copy in 4 sub-folders labeled numerically from 2.2 to 2.5. From what I’ve read this has something to do with GTK, but that’s about as far as I have gotten with this problem. Any help would be appreciated.