James Britt, Logan Barnett, David Koontz
Rawr is a packaging solution for JRuby applications. Rawr comes in two pieces:
rawrcommand that creates a Java
mainfile in your application and a configuration file that will be used by Rawr to build the final jar;
- a Rake task file that you can include into your project's Rakefile to automate the creation of the packaged application.
rawr install rake rawr:jar java -jar package/jar/your_jar_file.jar
- JRuby >= 1.5
sudo gem install rawr --source http://gems.neurogami.com
Note: You probably do ont want to use
sudo if you are using a Ruby installed using
Rawr 1.6.3 has rb source compilation turned off by default since it appears to not work with current versions of Java.
Rawr 1.6.0 added support for compiling Mirah source code.
There was already code in place for
duby files, but a) duby morphed in Mirah, and b) the compilation command is somewhat different.
There's a new
build_configuration.rb option to define the root folder for your Mirah files, and the resulting compiled
.class files end up where any
.java files would go.
Rawr 1.4.2 introduced the use of Brian Marick's user-choices library to handle initial configuration properties.
What this means in practice is that there are multiple ways to configure how
rawr handles the
You can use command-line arguments much as before, or use a configuration file (
~/.rawr), or environment variables.
Or all of them; you can mix and match.
For example, if you have a prefered name or location for the main Java class then you might want to stick that in the config
file or some environment variables to avid having to pass them as command-line arguments on each invocation of
Please read the docs for
user-choices, but one key thing to know is the precedence for options.
Any option value passed on the command-line overrules any previous value.
Any option defined in an environment variable overrules the value in a config files.
Option values in the config file will be used so long as they are not overridden by the above conditions.
Rawr is released under the Ruby License.
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