Im sorry for asking this, you must think im a noob. :)
Anyways, how do you make standalone applications?
Greetings bucco - don't worry, we are all noobs sometime. (I'm noob-ish at answering questions on hackety.com)
You can't package using hackety-hack as it's not included there, but it is in shoes.
You might have it already installed depending on that platform you are on (it's on my Mac install, but not in my Windows, but I am installing all sorts of things)
Then have a look at the 'Using Shoes' notes on github.com for shoes on opening and packaging apps.
I'll try it now, see what I find and post back.
Ok - I think I must have deleted Shoes at sometime, hence the missing install.
I just created a 'package' of one of the Shoes test apps, like this:
- downloaded and installed 'Shoes' from shoesrb.com
- (in Windows XP) start > Shoes > Packager
- select the shoes file you have already created (My Documents\shoes\lotsa_keys.rb for me), and what platforms to put it on. I chose all the platforms other than SHY ('Windows'/Mac/Linux)
- select the option for 'No, download Shoes if it's absent'
- click [Ok]
Shoes spent a few seconds and out popped a 98kb exe file (Windows which I could run by double-click), a 50kb .dmg (for Mac) and a 10kb .run (for Linux) in the same directory as where the lotsa_keys.rb.
Some problems when I selected to include Shoes in the build (video or non-video, for any platform). It would sit building for a long time (I allowed 15 minutes for one test, others I stopped after 5-10 minutes).
So I'm going to check that out next.