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Ruby on Windows

Use RubyInstaller for Windows.

  • First, download the suggested stable version “WITH DEVKIT” (as of this writing, Ruby+Devkit 3.1.X (x64))
    • Double click the installer package you downloaded to start the install wizard.
    • Use the install defaults, but make sure “Add Ruby executables to your PATH” is checked. On the final step, ensure the box to start the MSYS2 DevKit is checked.
  • Second, the installer will automatically open a terminal window with options to install MSYS2 DevKit components.
    • Choose option 3, “MSYS2 and MINGW development toolchain”, or simply press Enter to install all the necessary dependencies.
    • The installer will proceed through a bunch of steps outputting a bunch of text in the terminal window. Eventually, this will conclude and you should see a message with the word success in it.
    • If the window doesn’t close, press Enter again or manually close it.
    • Note: The installer can be restarted if necessary by typing ridk install into a command prompt.