> > > 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.
>
> 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.

You might want to have a look at Tar2RubyScript:

 http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/tar2rubyscript/index.html

It's the third entry when searching with Google: ruby jar.

gegroet,
Erik V.