email jeremy at copiousfreetime dot org
git clone url git://github.com/copiousfreetime/crate.git
Crate is a developer tool to help package up your application as a custom static build of the ruby interpreter plus all dependent binary extensions. All the pure ruby code (the ruby application, the ruby stdlib, etc ) is packed into one or more SQLite databases.
The final distributable pieces are a single executable and a few SQLite databases which can be then wrapped up appropriately as an OS X App; a self extracting executable for Windows; a shar archive, rpm or tarball for Unixes.
gem install crate
Copyright © 2008, Jeremy Hinegardner
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