Hi all, 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 1000s previously. 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, Thanks, Rick
on 2007-01-10 21:34
on 2007-01-10 22:09
On 1/10/07, Rick Fiorentino <email@example.com> wrote: > I have used the rake freeze_gems command to lock down my versions of the > > Any information is appreciated, > Thanks, > Rick On windows: only thing you need to deploy ruby is to copy its files somewhere, set PATH to that place/bin and possibly modify some .bat files to have the proper paths in them (but it may depend on libs you are using).
on 2007-01-10 23:58
Rick Fiorentino wrote: >I have used the rake freeze_gems command to lock down my versions of the > >Any information is appreciated, >Thanks, >Rick > > > Maybe look at RUBYSCRIPT2EXE http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/rubyscript2exe/index.html http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/distributingrubyapplica...
on 2007-01-19 16:30
> Is there a way to deploy ruby at a fixed version and not > require a formal setup program? AllInOneRuby  creates allinoneruby.exe, which contains ruby.exe, its DLL's and the standard library. No site-lib files, no gems. Another approach for distributing Rails applications: Freeze your Rails application, copy the dependencies and gems to lib/ in your Rails applications and use AllInOneRuby to build a _big_ ruby.exe. ZIP it and ship it... For example (not tested...): $ rails -f your_app $ cd your_app/ $ cp -af /usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/sqlite3-ruby-1.1.0/lib/* lib/ $ wget http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/allinoneruby/download/a... $ ruby allinoneruby.rb $ ./allinoneruby_linux script/server gegroet, Erik V. - http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/  http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/allinoneruby/index.html