How to move rails 3.2.8 project from ubuntu to windows7?

Currently, I have xubuntu installed on a bootable 16gb usb drive - the rails app lives on this drive. This is for the benefit of a friend that uses a win7 laptop - she boots from the usb drive to run the rails app - works fine. I would like to have this app run in windows, so she doesn’t have to reboot to use it. I see that I can install rails via rubyinstaller (http://rubyinstaller.org/).

QUESTION: Can I just copy the top-level rails application directory to windows? Haven’t tried yet - trying to get advice before I start :sunglasses:

Feel free to point me elsewhere

Thanks

wpollans wrote in post #1090832:

Currently, I have xubuntu installed on a bootable 16gb usb drive - the
rails app lives on this drive. This is for the benefit of a friend that
uses a win7 laptop - she boots from the usb drive to run the rails app -
works fine. I would like to have this app run in windows, so she
doesn't
have to reboot to use it. I see that I can install rails via
rubyinstaller
(http://rubyinstaller.org/).

QUESTION: Can I just copy the top-level rails application directory to
windows? Haven't tried yet - trying to get advice before I start :sunglasses:

Feel free to point me elsewhere

Thanks

It should work with webrick as server unless you use gems that need
compilation and are platform specific.

by
TheR

wpollans wrote in post #1090832:

Currently, I have xubuntu installed on a bootable 16gb usb drive - the
rails app lives on this drive. This is for the benefit of a friend that
uses a win7 laptop - she boots from the usb drive to run the rails app -
works fine. I would like to have this app run in windows, so she
doesn't
have to reboot to use it. I see that I can install rails via
rubyinstaller
(http://rubyinstaller.org/).

Have you tried a more direct approach so she doesn't have to reboot her
machine? Like VirtualBox for instance:

https://www.virtualbox.org

That might actually end up being less painful for you since you can
continue using your favorite linux inside the virtual machine since you
then don't have to worry about gems that use native extensions.