Convert any gem with extensions into a binary (platform specific) gem. Useful for production servers without a build chain, Win32 systems, EC2 servers, etc.
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gembuilder
    by Patrick Hurley
    http://rubyforge.org/projects/gembuilder/

== DESCRIPTION:
  
Build a binary gem from an existing gem for your platform.

== FEATURES/PROBLEMS:
  
* Would be better if it could gather the gem automatically out of the gem cache.
* Should also have an option to attempt to cleanup intermediate files (.o/.obj) 

== SYNOPSIS:

Build your gem so that it can be deployed on machines without a build chain  

== REQUIREMENTS:

* GEM and a binary build chain

== INSTALL:

* Install with gem, then just:

  gembuilder <gem_file>

== LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2007 Patrick Hurley

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.