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=begin
= How to build ruby using Visual C++
== Requirement
(1) Windows 2000 or later (NT based kernel).
(2) Visual C++ 6.0 or later.
(3) If you want to run `((%nmake clean%))' or `((%nmake distclean%))'
properly, you must install UNIX compatible `((%rm%))' command on
your ((|PATH|)) if you want to clean after compile.
(4) Please set environment variable (({INCLUDE})), (({LIB})), (({PATH}))
to run required commands properly from the command line.
Note: building ruby requires following commands.
* nmake
* cl
* lib
* dumpbin
== How to compile and install
(1) Execute win32\configure.bat on your build directory.
You can specify the target platform as an argument.
For example, run `((%configure i686-mswin32%))'
(2) Change ((|RUBY_INSTALL_NAME|)) and ((|RUBY_SO_NAME|)) in (({Makefile}))
if you want to change the name of the executable files.
And add ((|RUBYW_INSTALL_NAME|)) to change the name of the
executable without console window if also you want.
(3) Run `((%nmake%))'
(4) If you want to make rubyw.exe, run `((%nmake rubyw.exe%))'
(5) Run `((%nmake test%))'
(6) Run `((%nmake DESTDIR=<install_directory> install%))'
This command will create following directories and install files onto them.
* <install_directory>\bin
* <install_directory>\lib
* <install_directory>\lib\ruby
* <install_directory>\lib\ruby\<MAJOR>.<MINOR>
* <install_directory>\lib\ruby\<MAJOR>.<MINOR>\<PLATFORM>
* <install_directory>\lib\ruby\site_ruby
* <install_directory>\lib\ruby\site_ruby\<MAJOR>.<MINOR>
* <install_directory>\lib\ruby\site_ruby\<MAJOR>.<MINOR>\<PLATFORM>
* <install_directory>\man\man1
If Ruby's version is `x.y.z', the ((|<MAJOR>|)) is `x' and the ((|<MINOR>|)) is `y'.
The default ((|<PLATFORM>|)) is `(({i386-mswin32}))'.
== Icons
Any icon files(*.ico) in the build directory, directories specified with
((|icondirs|)) make variable and (({win32})) directory under the ruby
source directory will be included in DLL or executable files, according
to their base names.
$(RUBY_INSTALL_NAME).ico or ruby.ico --> $(RUBY_INSTALL_NAME).exe
$(RUBYW_INSTALL_NAME).ico or rubyw.ico --> $(RUBYW_INSTALL_NAME).exe
the others --> $(RUBY_SO_NAME).dll
Although no icons are distributed with the ruby source or in the official
site, you can use anything you like. For example, followings are written
in Japanese, but you can download at least.
* ((<URL:http://member.nifty.ne.jp/ueivu/rubyico.html>)) or
((<zipped icons|URL:http://member.nifty.ne.jp/ueivu/Ruby_ico.zip>))
* ((<URL:http://homepage1.nifty.com/a_nakata/ruby/>)) or
((<icon itself|URL:http://homepage1.nifty.com/a_nakata/ruby/RubyIcon.ico>))
== Build examples
* Build on the ruby source directory.
ex.)
ruby source directory: C:\ruby
build directory: C:\ruby
install directory: C:\usr\local
C:
cd \ruby
win32\configure
nmake
nmake test
nmake DESTDIR=/usr/local install
* Build on the relative directory from the ruby source directory.
ex.)
ruby source directory: C:\ruby
build directory: C:\ruby\mswin32
install directory: C:\usr\local
C:
cd \ruby
mkdir mswin32
cd mswin32
..\win32\configure
nmake
nmake test
nmake DESTDIR=/usr/local install
* Build on the different drive.
ex.)
ruby source directory: C:\src\ruby
build directory: D:\build\ruby
install directory: C:\usr\local
D:
cd D:\build\ruby
C:\src\ruby\win32\configure
nmake
nmake test
nmake DESTDIR=C:/usr/local install
== Bugs
You can ((*NOT*)) use a path name contains any white space characters as
the ruby source directory, this restriction comes from the behavior of
(({!INCLUDE})) directives of (({NMAKE})).
((- you may call it a bug. -))
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