I’m glad to announce the update of Rails Plugin Fossilize (0.3.0):
Allow you distribute your rails application as a Gem.
It add a “fossilize” generator and a package task to rake.
What it offer
Fossilize offer you two ways of using your distributable rails
- a ‘unpack’ method (by default):
This clone Gem contents into a user especified folder.
- As INSTANCE:
Create a minimun folder structure for the user to configurate that
and allow you hook RAILS_ROOT/RAILS_INSTANCE to provide personalized
functionality from this.
To start using it
First, must install the plugin (ruby script\plugin install)
./script/plugin install fossilize
Then use generate to create the default script and configuration for
./script/generate fossilize MyRailsApp
Create my_rails_app script (executable) under /bin.
Add application.yml to /config directory
Please edit the later with your own information (version, package
name, author, etc.)
When you’re done, use rake package to generate the gem of your
The end user could execute ‘my_rails_app’ like ‘rails’ command.
It is compatible with Rails installed as gem or in vendor/rails (it will
also be packaged and distributed into the gem).
Because the copy process is generator-based, local modified files will
show collisions and ask the user for action.
Regards, and remember: feedback are welcome!
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