August 4th, 2009
Luis Lavena of the One-Click Installer project aims to build Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 with MinGW and GCC instead of the old Visual C++ compiler to build Ruby and other native gems. This means significant performance gains on Windows. Check out RubyInstaller for mingw32-based releases that are sure to speed up your tests and more.
Could this mean that rubyists will no longer be smirked at for developing on a Lenovo laptop? Probably not, but check out Antonio Cangiano’s blog on Zen and the Art of Programming for benchmarks and details.
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