Been a while since the last list of supported Ruby versions was published. So, time of updates!
|Ruby Version||Works?||Command line|
All of the above results were obtained using rake-compiler
All the tests of compilation where performed against the following compilers:
|Linux/OSX||MinGW-w64 GCC 4.5.2||Download2||
While there are other cross compilers available out there, I haven’t done any testing against them, so can’t verify it’s correctness in the above results.
I would personally recommend the usage of mingw-w64 compilers since are fresh and updated quite often.
If you’re creating extensions, it is recommend you use both 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 as test-beds for your extensions. That will ensure maximum compatibility with future versions of Ruby.
Next version of rake-compiler will bump the default version to 1.8.7, so is better you start preparing now.
1 1.8.6 compilation fails when used with mingw-w64 compiler (i686-w64-mingw32 host)
2 You can download mingw-w64 compiler from SourceForge Automated Builds