[Mongrel] Packaging with mongrel

Jon Fernyhough jon.fernyhough at zogix.com
Thu Jun 1 10:14:39 EDT 2006

Hi Zed - we are currently finalising our beta release - but when I get chance will be happy to write some documentation for the Mongrel site.

Jon Fernyhough
Zogix Ltd

-----Original Message-----
From: mongrel-users-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:mongrel-users-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of Zed Shaw
Sent: 26 May 2006 18:40
To: mongrel-users at rubyforge.org
Subject: Re: [Mongrel] Packaging with mongrel

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 11:39 +0100, Jon Fernyhough wrote:
> ? 
> Hi All
> Since we are providing the local server as a download application we 
> wanted to find a way to package up the code and ruby modules that were 
> being used. Erik Veenstra packaging application
> (http://www.erikveen.dds.nl/distributingrubyapplications/rails.html)
> provides a mechanism to generate a minimal size download with 
> everything needed to run the ruby application. We had to overcome a 
> couple of issues to get the package working with Mongrel and thought 
> it good to share that info (and check that we haven't done something 
> stupid)!
> With these two changes, the packaged exe can now successfully run 
> mongrel with our rails application. Can anybody see a reason why this 
> is a bad thing to do or have suggestions on how this can be improved.

Hey Jon, that's great.  Do you think you'd like to write some documentation on this for the Mongrel site?  Take a look at:


And then follow the instructions if you're interested.  I'm sure other folks would like it.  Since it's wiki syntax for the documentation (using webgen) you could probably start off by just cut-pasting your e-mail into a text file and cleaning it up a bit.

Zed A. Shaw

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