Distributing programs

I’m still a new user of Ruby, sort of trailling it at the moment.

I’ve written a program using RealBasic which I can compile to Windows,
Linux & Mac that accesses and maniuplates MySql databases. What I’m
wanting to do is convert that program to wxRuby.

Assuming the program is written and I’m satisfied that it works how
simple is it to distribute, for people to download and run it. For
user’s to download it I’m assuming they would have to have Ruby
installed on their computer. Is there an easy way to package things to
Windows, Linux and/or Mac.

Any suggestions welcome.

Steve.
Melbourne, Austrlaia.

http://www.erikveenstra.nl/rubyscript2exe/index.html
may work. I have used it only with console applications till now.

Bela Babik wrote:

http://www.erikveenstra.nl/rubyscript2exe/index.html
may work. I have used it only with console applications till now.

Thank you, very informative. At least I know that Ruby programs can be
distributed.

Making a RubyGem is another possibility. Going with a gem helps with
dependency issues and rolling back to old versions is easy to do.

Sean

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs