So now that I got the reverse text program running with the help of the L.A. Ruby group, I want to package it as a stand-alone app. Which turns out not to be easy to do, but not for lack of options but for lack of documentation.
I wanted to use Jruby a Java implementation of Ruby because I figure at one point the ruby code goes to Java-byte code so that can be exported and run on any Java machine. And there is a neat Gem that allows you to do this, with the super name of Rawr. But the website one doesn't tell you how to install it (jruby -S gem install rawr) or how to configure it. And two It just shows an example and says "It explains itself! No documentation necessary here." I laughed out loud.