Issue #11028 has been updated by zaxebo zaxebo.


please implement feature of - standalone running single file ( zipped archives of ruby code) running without installation using "gem install ..."

prior examples in other languages:
  python myprg.pyz
  java -jar myprg.jar

Detailed Description:

In python, if i have multiple program files: "a1.py, a2.py, main.py, dir1/b1.py, dir1/b2.py" and then i zip it as myprogram1.pyz
then i can run it as "python myprogram.pyz" (main.py inside the zip file will be executed first). ** It is easy to distribute a single file myprogram1.pyz, instead of many .py files **

see: http://blogs.gnome.org/jamesh/2012/05/21/python-zip-files/

in java also we can bundle all the .class files into a single .jar file and run it
java -jar myprogram1.jar

Currently in ruby the ".gem" file requires installation using "gem install ...". Then it gives some program file for running.
What i am asking is that some gem file can have a manifest with which they can run directly without installing

That is, i request you to kind provide a feature in ruby that if i have lots of files like: a1.rb , a2.rb, main.rb dir1/a4.rb etc.
(say, which uses Ruby-GTK for a Desktop application). Then i should be able to bundle them as zip file, say myprog1.zip or myprog1.pz ( rbz =ruby's zipped executable archive).
And then i can distribute this "single file" and execute it as:

ruby myprog1.rbz

This will execute the main.rb file among all the other .rb files,
inside this .zip archive myprog1.rbz .
Note: this .rbz file extension can be .gemz or whatever, but this functionality of "standalone running zipped archives of ruby code running without installation" is essential


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Feature #11028: standalone running single file ( zipped archives of ruby code) running **without installation** using "gem install ..."
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/11028#change-52019

* Author: zaxebo zaxebo
* Status: Open
* Priority: Urgent
* Assignee: 
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standalone running single file ( zipped archives of ruby code) running **without installation** using "gem install ..."
prior examples in other languages:
    python myprg.pyz
    java -jar myprg.jar

Detailed Description:
---------------------
In python, if i have multiple program files: "a1.py, a2.py, __main__.py,
  dir1/b1.py, dir1/b2.py" and then i zip it as myprogram1.pyz
then i can run it as "python myprogram.pyz" (__main__.py inside the zip
file will be executed first). It is easy to distribute a single file
myprogram1.pyz

see: http://blogs.gnome.org/jamesh/2012/05/21/python-zip-files/
===
in java also we can bundle all the .class files into a single .jar file
and run it
  java -jar myprogram1.jar
========
Currently in ruby the ".gem" file requires installation using "gem install ...". Then it gives some program file for running.
What i am asking is that some  gem file should have manifest with which they can run directly without installing


That is, i request you to kind provide a feature in ruby that if i have lots of files like: a1.rb , a2.rb, __main__.rb dir1/a4.rb etc.
(say, which uses Ruby-GTK for a Desktop application). Then i should be able to bundle them as zip file, say myprog1.zip or myprog1.pz ( rbz
=ruby's zipped executable archive).
And then i can distribute this "single file" and execute it as:

    ruby myprog1.rbz

This will execute the __main__.rb file among all the other .rb files,
inside this .zip archive myprog1.rbz  .
Note: this .rbz file extension can be .gemz or whatever, but this functionality of "standalone running zipped archives of ruby code running without installation" is essential




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