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Shoes packaging issue

From:
Luka Povreslo
Date:
2014-01-06 @ 19:26
I'm building an application which could be of great help for students,
teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making it
distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to build a .shy
file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps to package
the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice in terms of
skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be even more happy if
it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd be satisfied with .shy.

Best regards,
Luka

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Sebastjan Hribar
Date:
2014-01-07 @ 05:47
Hi Luka,

about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used only on windows 
and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the .rb file (there 
was the option to make the .rb files executable when installing ruby 
[1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using green shoes. There 
are some differences between the two (described in the green shoes manual).

regards
seba

Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
> I'm building an application which could be of great help for students, 
> teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making 
> it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to build 
> a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps 
> to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice 
> in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be 
> even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd 
> be satisfied with .shy.
>
> Best regards,
> Luka

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Luka Povreslo
Date:
2014-01-08 @ 01:09
Cecil,
Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment for programming
generally. I'm not quite sure I understand where should I select 'include
shoes' option. Thing is that I've had experimented using 'package an
application' to see what happens and to be sure that I can finish what I've
started. I didn't know it is container, but however it needs to be opened
somehow. When I simply run it I just get message "No such file or
directory".



Sebastjan,
I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it seems unfinished.
I've installed green shoes gem few days ago, it has some interesting
features but I don't know does it prevents some 'normal' shoes features.
Hopefully I'll discover that soon.




2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>

> Hi Luka,
>
> about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used only on windows
> and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the .rb file (there
> was the option to make the .rb files executable when installing ruby
> [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using green shoes. There
> are some differences between the two (described in the green shoes manual).
>
> regards
> seba
>
> Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
> > I'm building an application which could be of great help for students,
> > teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making
> > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to build
> > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps
> > to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice
> > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be
> > even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd
> > be satisfied with .shy.
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Luka
>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Cecil Coupe
Date:
2014-01-08 @ 04:22
Luka,

   Can you copy the shy (or your code) to a website I can access? You 
should be able to open a shy
from the Shoes splash screen - Open an App.   Lets get this working 
first before we deal with
exe's or green shoes.

--Cecil
On 01/07/2014 06:09 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>
>
> Cecil,
> Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment for 
> programming generally. I'm not quite sure I understand where should I 
> select 'include shoes' option. Thing is that I've had experimented 
> using 'package an application' to see what happens and to be sure that 
> I can finish what I've started. I didn't know it is container, but 
> however it needs to be opened somehow. When I simply run it I just get 
> message "No such file or directory".
>
>
>
> Sebastjan,
> I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it seems 
> unfinished. I've installed green shoes gem few days ago, it has some 
> interesting features but I don't know does it prevents some 'normal' 
> shoes features. Hopefully I'll discover that soon.
>
>
>
>
> 2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com 
> <mailto:sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>>
>
>     Hi Luka,
>
>     about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used only on
>     windows
>     and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the .rb file
>     (there
>     was the option to make the .rb files executable when installing ruby
>     [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using green shoes.
>     There
>     are some differences between the two (described in the green shoes
>     manual).
>
>     regards
>     seba
>
>     Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
>     > I'm building an application which could be of great help for
>     students,
>     > teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making
>     > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to
>     build
>     > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the
>     steps
>     > to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice
>     > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be
>     > even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file
>     but I'd
>     > be satisfied with .shy.
>     >
>     > Best regards,
>     > Luka
>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Luka Povreslo
Date:
2014-01-09 @ 19:47
2014/1/8 Luka Povreslo <josomafijoso@gmail.com>

> Cecil,
>
> Well I actually did opened it(.shy) now using shoes(never thought of doing
> that before). I can see now the point of it, it is somewhat simpler to have
> one file containing everything. Actually I'm quite happy now with the
> things, I can send you, no problem, just say where.
>
>
> 2014/1/8 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net>
>
>>  Luka,
>>
>>   Can you copy the shy (or your code) to a website I can access?  You
>> should be able to open a shy
>> from the Shoes splash screen - Open an App.   Lets get this working first
>> before we deal with
>> exe's or green shoes.
>>
>> --Cecil
>>
>> On 01/07/2014 06:09 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Cecil,
>> Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment for programming
>> generally. I'm not quite sure I understand where should I select 'include
>> shoes' option. Thing is that I've had experimented using 'package an
>> application' to see what happens and to be sure that I can finish what I've
>> started. I didn't know it is container, but however it needs to be opened
>> somehow. When I simply run it I just get message "No such file or
>> directory".
>>
>>
>>
>> Sebastjan,
>>  I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it seems
>> unfinished. I've installed green shoes gem few days ago, it has some
>> interesting features but I don't know does it prevents some 'normal' shoes
>> features. Hopefully I'll discover that soon.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>
>>
>>> Hi Luka,
>>>
>>> about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used only on windows
>>> and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the .rb file (there
>>> was the option to make the .rb files executable when installing ruby
>>> [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using green shoes. There
>>> are some differences between the two (described in the green shoes
>>> manual).
>>>
>>> regards
>>> seba
>>>
>>> Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
>>>  > I'm building an application which could be of great help for
>>> students,
>>> > teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making
>>> > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to build
>>> > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps
>>> > to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice
>>> > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be
>>> > even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd
>>> > be satisfied with .shy.
>>> >
>>> > Best regards,
>>> > Luka
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Cecil Coupe
Date:
2014-01-10 @ 05:05
Luka,

   Very good. We know shy works. Good.

   To make an exe, from the shoes splash screen, select "Package an App 
with Shoes".  That should get you a new window dialog. At the top is a 
Browse button and just above that is a link to select a directory or a 
file.  The button will change depending on which you chose. Pick the one 
you need, and push the Browse (or Folder) button and select the file or 
directory and click OK.  You should be back at the
Package dialog with the edit line filled in with your directory (or 
file). Verify its what you want to package.  My screen may be slighty 
different that yours. I have a checkbox next to Windows. Click it. There 
is a drop list of options for windows. Select "Yes, I want Shoes included"

Click the OK button on the bottom and wait for the download to finish. 
You'll know when it's done. Now all you have to do find the .exe created 
. My shoes is newer and different than yours. On Mine, it won't work I 
just get a blank screen and if I bring up the console window with Alt-/ 
(or Ctl-/ depending on your system) I can see the error message that 
says it's not going to work for me. It might work for you, it might not. 
It's not likely to work in future.

--Cecil
On 01/09/2014 12:47 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>
>
>
>
> 2014/1/8 Luka Povreslo <josomafijoso@gmail.com 
> <mailto:josomafijoso@gmail.com>>
>
>     Cecil,
>
>     Well I actually did opened it(.shy) now using shoes(never thought
>     of doing that before). I can see now the point of it, it is
>     somewhat simpler to have one file containing everything. Actually
>     I'm quite happy now with the things, I can send you, no problem,
>     just say where.
>
>
>     2014/1/8 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net
>     <mailto:ccoupe@cableone.net>>
>
>         Luka,
>
>           Can you copy the shy (or your code) to a website I can
>         access?  You should be able to open a shy
>         from the Shoes splash screen - Open an App. Lets get this
>         working first before we deal with
>         exe's or green shoes.
>
>         --Cecil
>
>         On 01/07/2014 06:09 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>
>>
>>         Cecil,
>>         Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment for
>>         programming generally. I'm not quite sure I understand where
>>         should I select 'include shoes' option. Thing is that I've
>>         had experimented using 'package an application' to see what
>>         happens and to be sure that I can finish what I've started. I
>>         didn't know it is container, but however it needs to be
>>         opened somehow. When I simply run it I just get message "No
>>         such file or directory".
>>
>>
>>
>>         Sebastjan,
>>         I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it seems
>>         unfinished. I've installed green shoes gem few days ago, it
>>         has some interesting features but I don't know does it
>>         prevents some 'normal' shoes features. Hopefully I'll
>>         discover that soon.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com
>>         <mailto:sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>>
>>
>>             Hi Luka,
>>
>>             about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used
>>             only on windows
>>             and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the
>>             .rb file (there
>>             was the option to make the .rb files executable when
>>             installing ruby
>>             [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using
>>             green shoes. There
>>             are some differences between the two (described in the
>>             green shoes manual).
>>
>>             regards
>>             seba
>>
>>             Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
>>             > I'm building an application which could be of great
>>             help for students,
>>             > teachers and education generally. I'm having a
>>             hard-time with making
>>             > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes
>>             package mode to build
>>             > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you
>>             explain me the steps
>>             > to package the application? I would really appreciate
>>             it, I'm novice
>>             > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months
>>             ago. I would be
>>             > even more happy if it would be possible to build an
>>             .exe file but I'd
>>             > be satisfied with .shy.
>>             >
>>             > Best regards,
>>             > Luka
>>
>>
>
>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Luka Povreslo
Date:
2014-01-12 @ 21:22
Cecil,

 Well, when I click Package an app it only asks me which file to package
and it is named as the directory in which it is contained. I'm not asked
where to package it. And that's the way to build .shy, I'm not sure where
should I include shoes because I haven't seen such option.




2014/1/10 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net>

>  Luka,
>
>   Very good. We know shy works. Good.
>
>   To make an exe, from the shoes splash screen, select "Package an App
> with Shoes".  That should get you a new window dialog. At the top is a
> Browse button and just above that is a link to select a directory or a
> file.  The button will change depending on which you chose. Pick the one
> you need, and push the Browse (or Folder) button and select the file or
> directory and click OK.  You should be back at the
> Package dialog with the edit line filled in with your directory (or file).
> Verify its what you want to package.  My screen may be slighty different
> that yours. I have a checkbox next to Windows. Click it. There is a drop
> list of options for windows. Select "Yes, I want Shoes included"
>
> Click the OK button on the bottom and wait for the download to finish.
> You'll know when it's done. Now all you have to do find the .exe created .
> My shoes is newer and different than yours. On Mine, it won't work I just
> get a blank screen and if I bring up the console window with Alt-/ (or
> Ctl-/ depending on your system) I can see the error message that says it's
> not going to work for me. It might work for you, it might not. It's not
> likely to work in future.
>
> --Cecil
>
> On 01/09/2014 12:47 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> 2014/1/8 Luka Povreslo <josomafijoso@gmail.com>
>
>>  Cecil,
>>
>> Well I actually did opened it(.shy) now using shoes(never thought of
>> doing that before). I can see now the point of it, it is somewhat simpler
>> to have one file containing everything. Actually I'm quite happy now with
>> the things, I can send you, no problem, just say where.
>>
>>
>> 2014/1/8 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net>
>>
>>>  Luka,
>>>
>>>   Can you copy the shy (or your code) to a website I can access?  You
>>> should be able to open a shy
>>> from the Shoes splash screen - Open an App.   Lets get this working
>>> first before we deal with
>>> exe's or green shoes.
>>>
>>> --Cecil
>>>
>>> On 01/07/2014 06:09 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Cecil,
>>> Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment for programming
>>> generally. I'm not quite sure I understand where should I select 'include
>>> shoes' option. Thing is that I've had experimented using 'package an
>>> application' to see what happens and to be sure that I can finish what I've
>>> started. I didn't know it is container, but however it needs to be opened
>>> somehow. When I simply run it I just get message "No such file or
>>> directory".
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Sebastjan,
>>>  I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it seems
>>> unfinished. I've installed green shoes gem few days ago, it has some
>>> interesting features but I don't know does it prevents some 'normal' shoes
>>> features. Hopefully I'll discover that soon.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>
>>>
>>>> Hi Luka,
>>>>
>>>> about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used only on windows
>>>> and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the .rb file (there
>>>> was the option to make the .rb files executable when installing ruby
>>>> [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using green shoes. There
>>>> are some differences between the two (described in the green shoes
>>>> manual).
>>>>
>>>> regards
>>>> seba
>>>>
>>>> Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
>>>>  > I'm building an application which could be of great help for
>>>> students,
>>>> > teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making
>>>> > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to build
>>>> > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps
>>>> > to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice
>>>> > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be
>>>> > even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd
>>>> > be satisfied with .shy.
>>>> >
>>>> > Best regards,
>>>> > Luka
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Cecil Coupe
Date:
2014-01-13 @ 09:01
Luka,
   We may have reached the limit of diminishing returns.  Yes, the exe 
is built in and named with the directory or the chosen file. Is that a 
real problem?  Rename the script or the directory to what you want and 
package it again. Move/drag the exe to where ever you want it. Upload it 
to the website your clients will download from.

  I wish I could help more, but it's very unlikely that Shoes will 
create exe's in the future, we've reach the point it isn't worth your 
time or mine. Let's not get mired in the details of something that won't 
work in the future.

--Cecil
On 01/12/2014 02:22 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
> Cecil,
>
>  Well, when I click Package an app it only asks me which file to 
> package and it is named as the directory in which it is contained. I'm 
> not asked where to package it. And that's the way to build .shy, I'm 
> not sure where should I include shoes because I haven't seen such option.
>
>
>
>
> 2014/1/10 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net <mailto:ccoupe@cableone.net>>
>
>     Luka,
>
>       Very good. We know shy works. Good.
>
>       To make an exe, from the shoes splash screen, select "Package an
>     App with Shoes".  That should get you a new window dialog. At the
>     top is a Browse button and just above that is a link to select a
>     directory or a file.  The button will change depending on which
>     you chose. Pick the one you need, and push the Browse (or Folder)
>     button and select the file or directory and click OK.  You should
>     be back at the
>     Package dialog with the edit line filled in with your directory
>     (or file). Verify its what you want to package. My screen may be
>     slighty different that yours. I have a checkbox next to Windows.
>     Click it. There is a drop list of options for windows. Select
>     "Yes, I want Shoes included"
>
>     Click the OK button on the bottom and wait for the download to
>     finish. You'll know when it's done. Now all you have to do find
>     the .exe created . My shoes is newer and different than yours. On
>     Mine, it won't work I just get a blank screen and if I bring up
>     the console window with Alt-/ (or Ctl-/ depending on your system)
>     I can see the error message that says it's not going to work for
>     me. It might work for you, it might not. It's not likely to work
>     in future.
>
>     --Cecil
>
>     On 01/09/2014 12:47 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>     2014/1/8 Luka Povreslo <josomafijoso@gmail.com
>>     <mailto:josomafijoso@gmail.com>>
>>
>>         Cecil,
>>
>>         Well I actually did opened it(.shy) now using shoes(never
>>         thought of doing that before). I can see now the point of it,
>>         it is somewhat simpler to have one file containing
>>         everything. Actually I'm quite happy now with the things, I
>>         can send you, no problem, just say where.
>>
>>
>>         2014/1/8 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net
>>         <mailto:ccoupe@cableone.net>>
>>
>>             Luka,
>>
>>               Can you copy the shy (or your code) to a website I can
>>             access?  You should be able to open a shy
>>             from the Shoes splash screen - Open an App.   Lets get
>>             this working first before we deal with
>>             exe's or green shoes.
>>
>>             --Cecil
>>
>>             On 01/07/2014 06:09 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>             Cecil,
>>>             Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment
>>>             for programming generally. I'm not quite sure I
>>>             understand where should I select 'include shoes' option.
>>>             Thing is that I've had experimented using 'package an
>>>             application' to see what happens and to be sure that I
>>>             can finish what I've started. I didn't know it is
>>>             container, but however it needs to be opened somehow.
>>>             When I simply run it I just get message "No such file or
>>>             directory".
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>             Sebastjan,
>>>             I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it
>>>             seems unfinished. I've installed green shoes gem few
>>>             days ago, it has some interesting features but I don't
>>>             know does it prevents some 'normal' shoes features.
>>>             Hopefully I'll discover that soon.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>             2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com
>>>             <mailto:sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>>
>>>
>>>                 Hi Luka,
>>>
>>>                 about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then
>>>                 used only on windows
>>>                 and I didn't package them, but rather just executed
>>>                 the .rb file (there
>>>                 was the option to make the .rb files executable when
>>>                 installing ruby
>>>                 [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using
>>>                 green shoes. There
>>>                 are some differences between the two (described in
>>>                 the green shoes manual).
>>>
>>>                 regards
>>>                 seba
>>>
>>>                 Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
>>>                 > I'm building an application which could be of
>>>                 great help for students,
>>>                 > teachers and education generally. I'm having a
>>>                 hard-time with making
>>>                 > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes
>>>                 package mode to build
>>>                 > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you
>>>                 explain me the steps
>>>                 > to package the application? I would really
>>>                 appreciate it, I'm novice
>>>                 > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several
>>>                 months ago. I would be
>>>                 > even more happy if it would be possible to build
>>>                 an .exe file but I'd
>>>                 > be satisfied with .shy.
>>>                 >
>>>                 > Best regards,
>>>                 > Luka
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Luka Povreslo
Date:
2014-01-13 @ 20:43
Cecil,
Yes, yes, thanks for your help, I really appreciate your help and your
time. Well, you solved my main problem and from this point I can continue
by myself.


2014/1/13 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net>

>  Luka,
>   We may have reached the limit of diminishing returns.  Yes, the exe is
> built in and named with the directory or the chosen file. Is that a real
> problem?  Rename the script or the directory to what you want and package
> it again. Move/drag the exe to where ever you want it. Upload it to the
> website your clients will download from.
>
>  I wish I could help more, but it's very unlikely that Shoes will create
> exe's in the future, we've reach the point it isn't worth your time or
> mine. Let's not get mired in the details of something that won't work in
> the future.
>
> --Cecil
>
> On 01/12/2014 02:22 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>
>  Cecil,
>
>   Well, when I click Package an app it only asks me which file to package
> and it is named as the directory in which it is contained. I'm not asked
> where to package it. And that's the way to build .shy, I'm not sure where
> should I include shoes because I haven't seen such option.
>
>
>
>
> 2014/1/10 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net>
>
>>  Luka,
>>
>>   Very good. We know shy works. Good.
>>
>>   To make an exe, from the shoes splash screen, select "Package an App
>> with Shoes".  That should get you a new window dialog. At the top is a
>> Browse button and just above that is a link to select a directory or a
>> file.  The button will change depending on which you chose. Pick the one
>> you need, and push the Browse (or Folder) button and select the file or
>> directory and click OK.  You should be back at the
>> Package dialog with the edit line filled in with your directory (or
>> file). Verify its what you want to package.  My screen may be slighty
>> different that yours. I have a checkbox next to Windows. Click it. There is
>> a drop list of options for windows. Select "Yes, I want Shoes included"
>>
>> Click the OK button on the bottom and wait for the download to finish.
>> You'll know when it's done. Now all you have to do find the .exe created .
>> My shoes is newer and different than yours. On Mine, it won't work I just
>> get a blank screen and if I bring up the console window with Alt-/ (or
>> Ctl-/ depending on your system) I can see the error message that says it's
>> not going to work for me. It might work for you, it might not. It's not
>> likely to work in future.
>>
>> --Cecil
>>
>> On 01/09/2014 12:47 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 2014/1/8 Luka Povreslo <josomafijoso@gmail.com>
>>
>>>  Cecil,
>>>
>>> Well I actually did opened it(.shy) now using shoes(never thought of
>>> doing that before). I can see now the point of it, it is somewhat simpler
>>> to have one file containing everything. Actually I'm quite happy now with
>>> the things, I can send you, no problem, just say where.
>>>
>>>
>>> 2014/1/8 Cecil Coupe <ccoupe@cableone.net>
>>>
>>>>  Luka,
>>>>
>>>>   Can you copy the shy (or your code) to a website I can access?  You
>>>> should be able to open a shy
>>>> from the Shoes splash screen - Open an App.   Lets get this working
>>>> first before we deal with
>>>> exe's or green shoes.
>>>>
>>>> --Cecil
>>>>
>>>> On 01/07/2014 06:09 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cecil,
>>>> Yes I'm on windows, I know it's not the best enviroment for programming
>>>> generally. I'm not quite sure I understand where should I select 'include
>>>> shoes' option. Thing is that I've had experimented using 'package an
>>>> application' to see what happens and to be sure that I can finish what I've
>>>> started. I didn't know it is container, but however it needs to be opened
>>>> somehow. When I simply run it I just get message "No such file or
>>>> directory".
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Sebastjan,
>>>>  I guess it is possible to do that, but I don't know, it seems
>>>> unfinished. I've installed green shoes gem few days ago, it has some
>>>> interesting features but I don't know does it prevents some 'normal' shoes
>>>> features. Hopefully I'll discover that soon.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2014/1/7 Sebastjan Hribar <sebastjan.hribar@gmail.com>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi Luka,
>>>>>
>>>>> about a year ago I made a few scripts which I then used only on windows
>>>>> and I didn't package them, but rather just executed the .rb file (there
>>>>> was the option to make the .rb files executable when installing ruby
>>>>> [1.9 at the time]). But please note that I was using green shoes. There
>>>>> are some differences between the two (described in the green shoes
>>>>> manual).
>>>>>
>>>>> regards
>>>>> seba
>>>>>
>>>>> Dne 06. 01. 2014 20:26, piše Luka Povreslo:
>>>>>  > I'm building an application which could be of great help for
>>>>> students,
>>>>> > teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making
>>>>> > it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to
>>>>> build
>>>>> > a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps
>>>>> > to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice
>>>>> > in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be
>>>>> > even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd
>>>>> > be satisfied with .shy.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Best regards,
>>>>> > Luka
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Re: [shoes] Shoes packaging issue

From:
Cecil Coupe
Date:
2014-01-07 @ 03:32
Hi Luka,

    That part of the Shoes code only works in certain conditions and 
it's unlikely to improve.  Packaging means different things to different 
people.  To create an .exe (and installer) select "Include shoes" 
option. Do NOT select "Download Shoes if needed" - it won't work unless 
you happen to be on Windows too and the stars are aligned. Then wait for 
the download to finish - it can take a few minutes. Don't select OSX - 
it won't work. Linux may appear to work and if you're are lucky, it 
might work on the users system but I doubt it.  Like I said, it barely 
works.

   The shy file should work if the recipients download and install shoes 
manually first and then they can use your .shy file. A .shy is a 
container file like zip is a container file. It only includes your 
script or the directory containing your script.  If you can fill in more 
details about what's not working with shy we might be able to help.

   There are more complicated packaging options but they aren't for the 
novice (and they may not work any more either).

On 01/06/2014 12:26 PM, Luka Povreslo wrote:
> I'm building an application which could be of great help for students, 
> teachers and education generally. I'm having a hard-time with making 
> it distributable to others. I tried to use Shoes package mode to build 
> a .shy file but something isn't working. Can you explain me the steps 
> to package the application? I would really appreciate it, I'm novice 
> in terms of skills in ruby, I started several months ago. I would be 
> even more happy if it would be possible to build an .exe file but I'd 
> be satisfied with .shy.
>
> Best regards,
> Luka