OctoLinker VS Traveling Ruby

Compare OctoLinker vs Traveling Ruby and see what are their differences.

Traveling Ruby

Self-contained Ruby binaries that can run on any Linux distribution and any macOS machine. [Moved to: https://github.com/FooBarWidget/traveling-ruby] (by phusion)
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OctoLinker Traveling Ruby
5 6
5,149 2,005
0.3% -
8.0 5.8
3 days ago over 1 year ago
HTML Shell
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of OctoLinker. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-20.
  • Extensões para Navegador - Turbinando sua experiência no GitHub
    8 projects | dev.to | 20 Apr 2022
  • Best Chrome Extensions to boost GitHub
    13 projects | dev.to | 16 Apr 2022
    GitHub Repo | Chrome Store | Website
    13 projects | dev.to | 16 Apr 2022
    OctoLinker is a GitHub browser extension that converts language-specific statements such as include, require, or import into links. It is packed with the capability to connect dependencies defined in files such as package.json, composer.json, Gemfile, or requirements.txt to their corresponding GitHub project page.
  • Powering your GitHub
    9 projects | dev.to | 1 Oct 2021
    Respository - OctoLinker
    9 projects | dev.to | 1 Oct 2021
    The OctoLinker enables easy navigation between project codes, transforming language-specific instructions (such as include, require or import) into links that redirect to the file referenced in the code or to an external site.

Traveling Ruby

Posts with mentions or reviews of Traveling Ruby. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-06.
  • Ruby
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 6 Nov 2022
    If you absolutely need a native binary distribution for your apps, there is a project called Traveling Ruby that originated at Phusion, makers of the popular Phusion Passenger Ruby application server. It's worth noting that this project has a number of open issues that are aging and the latest commits are from 2021, so I'm not sure about its current status. There are also important caveats with regard to native extensions and Windows. Given the popularity of packages that require native extensions (like the XML/HTML library Nokogiri), you may find that this solution simply doesn't work for you.
  • Is there a way to package up a Ruby script as a desktop executable app?
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 26 Oct 2022
  • Having issues installing Ruby
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 11 May 2022
    You may be to get a precompiled binary with OpenSSL 1.1 statically linked. Maybe Traveling Ruby? https://github.com/phusion/traveling-ruby
  • Alternatives for Ocra ???
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 18 Jun 2021
    There's really not much else in this space. The main alternative - Traveling Ruby - has limitations on Windows and I don't think it supports Ruby 3.0.
  • Vagrant is being rewritten in Go.
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/ruby | 12 Jun 2021
    But even with all of the above, you're absolutely right, it is just easier to ship a binary blob. That's where the rewrite totally pays off. I just wonder whether the team has stressed all the options when it comes to keep ruby. There are packaging solutions which ship with its own interpreter, such as Travelling Ruby. And mruby could also generate a binary blob, although they'd have to open another can of works, such as finding replacements for dependencies such as net-ssh, which AFAIK can't be used with mruby. So in the end, maybe they did. And given the prevalence of go products in hashicorp, maybe it makes sense to just invest a bit more in it?

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