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The following are a collection of ideas and wishes to be included in next versions of RubyInstaller. Some are short term and easy to implement, other might require time for testing.
Any developer is welcome to contribute back. Please check How to Contribute about details. If you think something else could be interesting, please let us know.
GCCUpgrade to newer version of
At the time final installers were released (2010-06-07), the compiler used was GCC 3.4.5 (MinGW stable). Newer optimizations and functionality are not available for it, so an upgrade to GCC 4.4 or up is recommended.
Also, the move to 4.x line of GCC will allow us play with optimization flags to improve performance.
An existing complication is OpenSSL, which seems constantly have issues with newer compilers.