RubyInstaller-3.2.0-1 has been released! It features a whole bunch of great new features and improvements. See the ruby-3.2.0 release post for more details. A noticeable addition to Ruby on Windows is the support of UNIXSocket.

The RubyInstaller setup now offers a system wide installation which requires administrative permissions.


In this case ordinary users can use a common ruby installation, but don’t get write permissions to the ruby directory. Gems can either be installed centrally by an administrator or are automatically redirected to a private per-user folder. See our Wiki for further description of the install modes.

RubyInstaller-3.2.0 changes the libssl library to OpenSSL-3. This has several implications on the Ruby API and disables support for legacy cryptographic algorithms. See ruby-openssl and OpenSSL-3. Due to the incompatibilities RubyInstaller versions up to 3.1 will keep using OpenSSL-1.1.

Please note, that some gems are not yet compatible with Ruby-3.2 on Windows. In this case you might stay on 3.1 until 3.2 is well supported.

A previous RubyInstaller-3.1.x or 2.7.x installation should not be updated by installing RubyInstaller-3.2.x into the same directory. This is because gems with C extensions are not compatible between ruby-3.1 and 3.2. It’s best to use a new directory for 3.2.x as proposed by the installer.

All binaries are available in the Download section!