I am working on a web project where we are building a web Ruby on Rails
(ROR) application where the webserver, database and application files
are deployed per desktop machine. It is not centralized where all users
hit a single ROR based machine. It is a cross platform web application.
I should add this is next generation application where the end users
(number of machines it could be installed on) can and have been in the
I have used the rake freeze_gems command to lock down my versions of the
gems and created a deployable ROR setup.
Is there a way to deploy ruby at a fixed version and not require a
formal setup program? Think transparant to the end user…
The point being my install consists of my ROR application directory tree
with rails in the vendor directory and ruby, of course.
I realize using gems make install easy, however this could become a
support nightmare. The application will be sold as a boxed product!!!
Any information is appreciated,