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Download Ruby 1.9 for Windows

We all enjoy the stability and quality of Ruby but I think it is important to test the latest code as well, to help improve future versions (and keep ourselves up to date as well). Many Windows users are probably put off by the idea of getting the latest code and having to compile and build it on Windows. I decided to include in the sidebar, Win32 builds of the latest stable and nightly snapshots for this very reason. This means that you can try the latest stable – or the unstable 1.9 – version of Ruby on your winbox without having to compile anything, just unzip and enjoy. 😉
I don’t know how useful this is for the community in general, but if your feedback is positive, I can update the builds frequently.

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5 Responses to “Download Ruby 1.9 for Windows”

  1. Hannes Hirzel says:

    Thank you for compiling this.

    This is very useful for me as I am interested in the Unicode features. I am new to Ruby and I was in fact expecting this to be available. I wondered that it is not linked from the ruby home page.


  2. J says:

    In general, if you want windows developers to adopt a tool, you have to provide an installer. At the risk of sounding lazy, I have to say that I would appreciate windows-ready current ruby releases.

    — J

  3. do you still compile the latest version of Ruby 1.9 for Windows?

    your link points to ruby 1.9.0-20060501

    if yes then what is the url?

    Thank you

    Bernard K

  4. Hi Bernard,

    the latest versions are available through


  5. Luca says:

    I usually compile Ruby myself, but I think it’s a good idea, especially for newbies or people not willing to spend time compiling.

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