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Meet the DevKit

Sometimes you just want RubyGems to build that cool native, C-based extension without squawking. Who’s your buddy? The DevKit that’s who!

DevKit Overview

The RubyInstaller Development Kit is a toolkit that makes it easy to build and use native C/C++ extensions such as RDiscount and RedCloth for Ruby on Windows.

Simply download, double-click, choose an installation directory, run the Ruby install helper script and you’re ready to start using native Ruby extensions. For installation details check out the Development Kit wiki page.