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if you just want to create a exe use iexpress a software inbuilt in windows

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 4:33 PM, Eric Christopherson <
echristopherson / gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Eric Christopherson
> <echristopherson / gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:19 PM, Jesse Jurman <e.j.jurman / gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Andrew Mcelroy wrote:
> >>> I am confused by a few points.
> >>>
> >>> Are you trying to create an exe file on Mac OSX or are you trying to
> >>> create
> >>> a .app file in Mac OSX?
> >>>
> >>> If it is the latter, checkout Titanium Desktop. I am sure there are
> >>> other
> >>> ways, but Titanium Desktop is Open and very straight forward.
> >>>
> >>> Andrew McElroy
> >>> TryRuby.org
> >>
> >> To answer your question more directly I need to create an exe file for
> >> windows... The people using the application are running windows, and I
> >> have had a lot of trouble installing the resources on a windows computer
> >> to even compile it at home (with something like RubyScript2Exe). I know
> >> it's a bit odd because unless you have an intel mac running windows, you
> >> can't even run the application after compiling it, but that is what I
> >> need.
> >
> > Ocra is a gem that can make Windows .EXEs; unlike RubyScript2Exe, it's
> > still maintained and works on Ruby 1.9. I think it only runs on
> > Windows. It does automatically include needed gems, but I had trouble
> > including other files my program needed (although you're supposed to
> > be able to do so).
> >
> > I don't know if your program will run on Jruby, but if so, you can use
> > a tool like Rawr to bundle it into your choice of .app, .jar, or .exe.
> > Again, I had trouble with it, but I'm not very experienced with Jruby
> > as a whole. YMMV.
> >
>
> Oh, I forgot to mention this blog post which tells how to bundle an
> app manually with Jruby:
> http://spin.atomicobject.com/2008/07/02/rolling-a-jruby-desktop-application
>
>

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