Is there a pre-built disk image for rmagic on OSX (including image magic and all the other pre-requisites)? I've seen that it comes on the Locomotive image but I don't want to replace my entire development environment. Does anybody have a sense of how reliable it is on OSX? I've seen some fairly negative comments when googling, but that's not the best way to get a fair and balanced picture.
on 2006-04-26 15:30
on 2006-04-26 17:04
Larry W. wrote: > Is there a pre-built disk image for rmagic on OSX (including image magic > and > all the other pre-requisites)? I've seen that it comes on the > Locomotive > image but I don't want to replace my entire development environment. > > Does anybody have a sense of how reliable it is on OSX? I've seen some > fairly negative comments when googling, but that's not the best way to > get a > fair and balanced picture. There is no DMG for RMagick but DarwinPorts has RMagick 1.9.2 and ImageMagick 6.2.4 available. (Ref: http://www.andrewdupont.net/2006/04/13/link-rmagick/) Also see: http://lfthoughts.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_lfthough... about installing RMagick on OS X.
on 2006-04-26 21:40
I second Tim's link of http://lfthoughts.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_lfthough... Those steps worked perfect for me. As for being reliable: I haven't had any issues as of yet. I have a form on my page where people can upload pictures, etc... *Magick works great for creating the thumbnails and such. It is a bit slow, but I'm thinking that's my code and not *Magick's fault. I'm getting more and more into ImageMagick as of late. Sorry for the blog spam, but if you want to read a little more about the issues and successes I've had it with it, check it out http://antrover.com/blog/articles/tag/imagemagick Who knows, it might help you out. :-) -Dave H.
on 2006-04-26 22:11
Also, check Locomotive, you can use that w/ ImageMagick built-in, and it's very fast for running apps on your Mac. http://locomotive.raaum.org/home/show/HomePage -ray
on 2006-04-26 23:04
I used darwin ports and it worked like a charm. I have had no issues with *Magick. It has turned out to be way more reliable than the alternatives.
on 2006-04-27 01:42
I installed everything from scratch and that takes some time. But I must say that for me as well it works as advertised. In combination with file_column. I saw that people had memory problems but that was explained. I watched my memory and there was no problem at all. Now I am not in production yet so I have to see. But I wanted people to know because some people are negative about RMagick and I think thats not fair. And then the disk image. How would one make that in a busy /usr/local It has to be a clean install right? Probably a package for Apple's installer would be better