Ruby/Tk and OS X--deployment question


#1

I’m learning GUI programming with Ruby/Tk on Mac OS X (10.4.9). How does
one deploy standalone Ruby applications on OS X, especially if you are
not using Ruby-Cocoa? Is there a tool like py2app (Python) that gathers
up the libraries and frameworks and scripts and generates a standalone
app bundle?


#2

On Wed, 21 Mar 2007, Kevin W. wrote:

I’m learning GUI programming with Ruby/Tk on Mac OS X (10.4.9). How does one
deploy standalone Ruby applications on OS X, especially if you are not using
Ruby-Cocoa? Is there a tool like py2app (Python) that gathers up the
libraries and frameworks and scripts and generates a standalone app bundle?

google rubyscript2exe.

-a


#3

On Mar 20, 2007, at 4:58 PM, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

google rubyscript2exe.
Although the RubyScript2Exe website mentions OS X support, it seems
to be very experimental. How well does it work on OS X?. Can you make
a double-clickable .app package with it?

I have been able to use Automator to make a Finder launchable app
that runs a Ruby/Tk script. I was even able to install my own Finder
icons (.icns) into it. Doing it with Automator is somewhat kludgy and
the resulting package has about a 220 KB footprint, but process is
simple and reliable.

Regards, Morton


#4

On 20 Mar 2007, at 20:50, Kevin W. wrote:

I’m learning GUI programming with Ruby/Tk on Mac OS X (10.4.9). How
does one deploy standalone Ruby applications on OS X, especially if
you are not using Ruby-Cocoa? Is there a tool like py2app (Python)
that gathers up the libraries and frameworks and scripts and
generates a standalone app bundle?

http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus

Dave.