I'm pleased to announce that Crate, the project I spoke on at RubyConf
this year, has reached a releasable stage.

  gem install crate

Crate is a tool to help package up your application as a custom static
build of the ruby interpreter plus all dependant binary extensions.
All the pure ruby code (the ruby application, the ruby stdlib, etc) is
packed into one or more SQLite databases.

The final distributable pieces are a single executable and a few SQLite
databases which can be then wrapped up appropriately as an OS X App; a
self extracting executable for Windows; a shar archive, rpm or tarball
for Unixes.

Project:  http://copiousfreetime.rubyforge.org/crate/
Tutorial: http://copiousfreetime.org/articles/2008/11/30/package-an-application-with-crate.html

enjoy,

-jeremy

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 Jeremy Hinegardner                              jeremy / hinegardner.org