SybaseASE/Win32/*no Visual Studio*

Hello all,

I'd like to use RoR for a new project, but we have here already
SybaseASE, and I don't have Visual Studio. The enivornment on which
this is developed and run is Windows XP. All I can find for getting
SybaseASE running on windows requires MS Visual Studio
(http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/SybaseASEonWin32 ). Does
anyone have any suggestions for getting it going without VS? I've done
a lot of googling, but haven't found much help (only the page I
mentioned, which doesn't help).

I'd greatly appreciate any help on this. Thank you greatly!

Cheers,
C. Cook