newbee- problems installing passenger

I try to install passenger on win XP sp3
I have installed
- ruby 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [i386-mswin32]
- gem version 1.3.1
without problems.

I don't have a web server installed yet, and no database.
I don't have any microsoft compiler on my machine, and it looks as
though passenger requires it (?)
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Amir

I try to install passenger on win XP sp3
I have installed
- ruby 1.8.6 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 287) [i386-mswin32]
- gem version 1.3.1
without problems.

I don't have a web server installed yet, and no database.
I don't have any microsoft compiler on my machine, and it looks as
though passenger requires it (?)
What am I doing wrong?

From the docs ( http://www.modrails.com/documentation/Users%20guide.html#_supported_operating_systems
  )
"Phusion Passenger works on any POSIX-compliant operating system. In
other words: practically any operating system on earth, except
Microsoft Windows."

More generally if you see "Building native extension..." then you
either need the appropriate compiler and toolchain or you need to find
a prebuilt version.
Fred