I’ve developed a standalone Rails app - using tar2rubyscript and
rubyscript2exe. The users aren’t going to understand that the’ll need to
open the browser and go to 127.0.0.1:3000 to view the app, after running
I am wondering whether other people have tackled this problem in the
past, and how they went about solving it.
One way would be to write a ruby script to run the exe … parse the
results and once WEBrick has started off launch the default browser with
This would have to be multi-threaded though … not sure if this is
possible or not, and whether I can run shell commands from within ruby
Another solution would be to write something similar in C#. But that
would involve VisualStudio.
Or - a low-tech solution, run the exe, then dbl-click a batchfile that
starts up the default browser to the right addresss. So, a two step
Anybody handled this situation before?