On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 06:02:43 +0900, B. K. Oxley (binkley)
<binkley / alumni.rice.edu> wrote:
> Aredridel wrote:
> > On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 02:19:15 +0900, Zed A. Shaw <zedshaw / zedshaw.com> wrote:
> >>I was just wondering what other folks have done when distributing files
> >>that aren't code with their Ruby applications?  I have about 5-6 very
> >>small files that are data which get read into the application.
> >
> > What sort of data? /usr/share/yourapp sorts? Icons? Config files?
> 
> In general, is there a JAR-like format well-supported by Ruby?  Most
> folks think of JARs for distributing code, but it is excellent as a
> resource and configuration storage format.

Heh. There's tarballs and their variants (gems, rps and such)

Jars are one thing that always made me feel ill working with Java.
They don't integrate well into a greater system particularly
gracefully.

Ari