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