Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

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OCRA (One-Click Ruby Application) builds Windows executables from Ruby source code. The executable is a self-extracting, self-running executable that contains the Ruby interpreter, your source code and any additionally needed ruby libraries or DLL.

 Rubygem ocra
 Github larsch/ocra
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Releasy helps to make Ruby application releases simpler, by creating and archiving source folders, Windows folders, standalone executables, installers and OS X app bundles.

 Rubygem releasy
 Github Spooner/releasy
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Crate is a developer tool to help package up your application as a custom static build of the ruby interpreter plus all dependent binary extensions. All the pure ruby code (the ruby application, the ruby stdlib, etc ) is packed into one or more SQLite databases. The final distributable pieces are a single executable and a few SQLite databases which can be then wrapped up appropriately as an OS X App; a self extracting executable for Windows; a shar archive, rpm or tarball for Unixes.

 Rubygem crate
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A Ruby Compiler