Windows 7 or later.
Visual C++ 12.0 (2013) or later.
if you want to build x64 version, use native compiler for x64.
Please set environment variable
PATH to run required commands properly from the command line.
building ruby requires following commands.
If you want to build from GIT source, following commands are required.
ruby 2.0 or later
Enable Command Extension of your command line. It's the default behavior of
cmd.exe. If you want to enable it explicitly, run
win32\configure.bat on your build directory. You can specify the target platform as an argument. For example, run `
configure --target=i686-mswin32' You can also specify the install directory. For example, run `
configure --prefix=<install_directory>' Default of the install directory is
/usr . The default PLATFORM is `
i386-mswin32_MSRTVERSION' on 32-bit platforms, or `
x64-mswin64_MSRTVERSION' on x64 platforms. MSRTVERSION is the 2- or 3-digits version of the Microsoft Runtime Library.
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.
nmake up' if you are building from GIT source.
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, you can use anything you like. You will be able to find many images by search engines. For example, followings are made from Ruby logo kit:
Small favicon in the official site
Build on the ruby source directory.
ruby source directory: C:\ruby build directory: C:\ruby install directory: C:\usr\local C: cd \ruby win32\configure --prefix=/usr/local nmake nmake check nmake install
Build on the relative directory from the ruby source directory.
ruby source directory: C:\ruby build directory: C:\ruby\mswin32 install directory: C:\usr\local C: cd \ruby mkdir mswin32 cd mswin32 ..\win32\configure --prefix=/usr/local nmake nmake check nmake install
Build on the different drive.
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 --prefix=/usr/local nmake nmake check nmake install DESTDIR=C:
Build x64 version (requires native x64 VC++ compiler)
ruby source directory: C:\ruby build directory: C:\ruby install directory: C:\usr\local C: cd \ruby win32\configure --prefix=/usr/local --target=x64-mswin64 nmake nmake check nmake install
You can NOT use a path name that contains any white space characters as the ruby source directory, this restriction comes from the behavior of
!INCLUDE directives of
You can build ruby in any directory including the source directory, except
win32 directory in the source directory. This is restriction originating in the path search method of