Occasionally, when installing win32-specific gems, I get choices
like the following (I’ll use win32-process as an example):
- win32-process 0.5.3 (ruby)
- win32-process 0.5.2 (ruby)
- win32-process 0.5.1 (ruby)
- win32-process 0.5.0 (mswin32)
- Skip this gem
- Cancel installation
So what does the (ruby) vs. (mswin32) tags mean? Of course this is
for win32–it’s a win32 extension.
Should I install the latest gem, or the newest mswin32 one? Why is
there even a choice of ruby vs. mswin32?