zyzygy / telstra.com wrote:
> Hi All
> 
> Apologies if this is a FAQ but I've not been able to find it.
> 
> I am considering writing an app that would run on many different
> platforms, Linux x86, mainframe linux, AIX and Windows are likely.
> The Java runtime environments will already be installed on all of
> these but the SDK won't and I am not likely to be allowed to install
> the SDK on the many machines that would run the app.
> 
> Is it possible to package up my ruby app, and a stripped down Jruby
> for distribution, requiring only the JRE on the target machine?

James already mentioned Rawr, but I wanted to jump in and mention that 
the "stripped-down" question has come up before. Yes, we would love to 
have a stripped down deployment for JRuby, but we haven't done that just 
yet. Mostly it's because the same things we'd strip out are the ones 
that reduce startup time or make it possible to run JRuby as fast as 
possible in limited environments like applets.

But it's definitely a direction we're looking at. The ability to take a 
single file and have basically an entire Ruby implementation is 
obviously huge, and if it's possible to make that file only contain the 
parts of Ruby you need...all the better.

- Charlie