[ANN] Rails LiveCD 0.2.1 Released

From RailsLiveCD.org
I’m excited to release another version of the RailsLiveCD tonight.
Version 0.2.1 of the LiveCD includes several enhancements and all the
expected updates.

Included in this release:

* Rails 1.1.16
* RadRails 0.7.1
* jEdit
* emacs
* Subversion
* MySQL 5 & MySQL Administrator
* SQLite
* PostgreSQL 8
* Firefox 1.5 with several web development extensions
* Gems : ZenTest, Rake, Rails, OpenID, Mogrel, Capistrano
* KDevelop, Kate
* TightVNC

This is a great release with nearly all the bells and whistles a Rails
Developer needs. As always feedback is encouraged. Thank you to all the
folks who suggested additions and enhancements from the first version.
It is truly fun creating a tool that is used by so many people.
Here is the information page about using a LiveCD based on PCLinuxOS.
The really useful stuff is at the bottom of the page. You can use a USB
drive to store your home folder and save your work between sessions. You
can also use a disk image on a real hard drive or a partition on a real
hard drive. If given the opportunity it is much easier to just use the
installer icon on the desktop to install it permanently. The RailsLiveCD
is a great addition to a virtual environment such as Qemu, VMWare and
Parallels. I’ll upload a VMWare Player definition as soon as I can
create one. Meanwhile, head over to http://www.easyvmx.com and make your
own.

Brian K.
http://www.railslivecd.org

Thanks for this livecd!
I’m using it at school when I have not my home computer with Rails
installed on it. Just all the tools I love on one disk :slight_smile:

Any reason why it’s based on PClinux? Cause I’m a bit of a 'Buntu fan
:wink:

Keep up the good work!

On 10/17/06, Joram [email protected] wrote:

Keep up the good work!
I see there is an option to run off the cd and still save to a flash
drive ?
Maybe I’m wrong.
Is that fairly easy to do , does the flash stick need to be formatted in
anyway, or clear of any other filesystems ?

TIA
Stuart

Joram wrote:

Thanks for this livecd!
I’m using it at school when I have not my home computer with Rails
installed on it. Just all the tools I love on one disk :slight_smile:

Any reason why it’s based on PClinux? Cause I’m a bit of a 'Buntu fan
:wink:

Keep up the good work!

I played with several different LiveCD enabling distributions before
settling on PCLinuxOS. It’s amazingly easy to maintain and upgrade and
Texstar the maintainer does a fantastic job of keeping the entire
distribution tight and stable.

I’m glad you’re enjoying the LiveCD. That’s motivation for these long
nights. And it might help my wife understand why she can’t check her
email at home because our entire 2MB upstream is saturated :slight_smile:

Brian

Stuart Fellowes wrote:

On 10/17/06, Joram [email protected] wrote:

Keep up the good work!
I see there is an option to run off the cd and still save to a flash
drive ?
Maybe I’m wrong.
Is that fairly easy to do , does the flash stick need to be formatted in
anyway, or clear of any other filesystems ?

TIA
Stuart

Stuart, it’s very easy to save your state to a USB drive or a
file/partition on your host computer. there’s a USBHome option that you
can use when you boot that will automatically do this, or you can use a
command line program to write your changes to (and subsequently read
them from) an external source. This makes the LiveCD extremely
portable. I use a USB thumb drive and VMWare at work and a USB thumb
drive and Parallels Workstation for Mac at home. And all my code comes
with me :slight_smile: See the wiki at pclinuxos.com or the help links included on
the desktop of the CD.

Best,

Brian

You can download the image from:

http://int80h.de/pub/railslive-0.2.1.iso

if torrent is not possible. More mirrors will follow.

railslive-0.2.1.iso MD5 hash - cac54b5f6b2b61397e4f52b45a3e7944

Check the Hash-Sum:

cat CHECKSUM.railslive-0.2.1.iso.MD5
cac54b5f6b2b61397e4f52b45a3e7944 railslive-0.2.1.iso

cat CHECKSUM.railslive-0.2.1.iso.SH1
ca758af8e49785daa45a627c5de1f6d1e3696b28 railslive-0.2.1.iso

  • SQLite
  • PostgreSQL 8
  • Firefox 1.5 with several web development extensions
  • Gems : ZenTest, Rake, Rails, OpenID, Mogrel, Capistrano
  • KDevelop, Kate
  • TightVNC

Great job!!! You can also provide optional shipping of this product on a
CD
for $15 + shipping.

I installed the VM player. When I invoke the VM player, it pops up a
message
saying it needs a bootable disk. How do I run the RailsLive CD in this
case?

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