Creating "windows binaries" on Linux


#1

There was some discussion about packing Windows executable with
tar2rubyscript and rubyscript2exe from a Linux box. Wine was proposed
but I publicly dismissed with the claimed that it didn’t support WinXP
calls (and thus not win32-utils). ruby-talk:172349

But I was wrong. wine DOES support WinXP calls, ruby and win32-utils. I
am right now building a cross-platform application with wine 0.9.5, ruby
1.8.2 (one click installer) and wxruby, all from my Linux machine.
tar2rubyscript and rubyscript2exe were installed from gems. Here is what
my rakefile looks like:


DIST = “deviceproxy2”

task :default => [:run_windows]

task :run_linux do
ruby “init.rb”
end

task :run_windows do
sh ‘wine ruby init.rb’
end

task :pre_build do
sh “rm -f #{DIST}.tar #{DIST}.tar.gz”
sh “darcs dist -d ‘#{DIST}’”
sh “gunzip #{DIST}.tar.gz”
end

task :build_linux => [:pre_build] do
sh “tar2rubyscript #{DIST}.tar”
sh “rubyscript2exe #{DIST}.rb”
end

task :build_windows => [:pre_build] do
sh <<EOF
unset TMPDIR
wine ruby ‘C:\ruby\bin\tar2rubyscript’ --tar2rubyscript-preserve
#{DIST}.tar
wine ruby ‘C:\ruby\bin\rubyscript2exe’ #{DIST}.rb
EOF
end

The only gotcha is --tar2rubyscript-preserve. For some reason, when
running tar2rubyscript with wine, it fails with an error:


c:\windows\temp\tar2rubyscript.d.66.1\tar2rubyscript\tar.exe: Cannot add
file .: No such file or directory

Using a tar ball and --tar2rubyscript-preserve skips this step and
everything is cool.

Maybe someone will find this information useful,
Guillaume.


#2

I am right now building a cross-platform application with
wine 0.9.5, ruby 1.8.2 (one click installer) and wxruby, all
from my Linux machine.

So, cross-compiling wihth RubyScript2Exe is possible? Nice! :slight_smile:

For some reason, when running tar2rubyscript with wine, it
fails with an error:

You can build the RBA with Tar2RubyScript on Linux, even when
the result will be used in the above mentioned cross-compile
step. There’s no need to build the RBA on the (faked) target
platform.

gegroet,
Erik V. - http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/


#3

Le 25 janv. 06, à 03:58, Erik V. a écrit :

I am right now building a cross-platform application with
wine 0.9.5, ruby 1.8.2 (one click installer) and wxruby, all
from my Linux machine.

So, cross-compiling wihth RubyScript2Exe is possible? Nice! :slight_smile:

Yeah, kind of cool. Thanks for your good work.

Looking back at it, my first attempt was unsuccessful probably because
of my wine installation and my lack of understanding of wine. After a
fresh compile/install of wine, things went much smoother.

For some reason, when running tar2rubyscript with wine, it
fails with an error:

You can build the RBA with Tar2RubyScript on Linux, even when
the result will be used in the above mentioned cross-compile
step. There’s no need to build the RBA on the (faked) target
platform.

Good to know, thanks.

Guillaume.