[ANN] Ruby on Rails Live CD

I’m pleased to announce the initial release of the new Ruby on Rails
LiveCD Linux Distribution. http://www.railslivecd.org

The RailsLiveCD offers most of what an average Rails developer needs
right out of the box! That includes :
Ruby 1.8.4
Rails 1.1.2
Capistrano 1.1.0
Mongrel 0.3.13
Rake 0.7.1
Subversion
MySQL 4.1.12
MySQL Administrator
RadRails
KDevelop
Kate
and many many others!
There are a ton of things we haven’t finished or even started yet, but I
think we’re off to a great start.

You can set your computer to boot first from CD and try this Ruby on
Rails specific distribution of Linux without altering your computer at
all. You can also run RailsLiveCD in Qemu, VMWare or Parallels
Desktop/Workstation. With a few simple commands you can save all your
changes to your environment to a USB Key, floppy or folder on your local
hard drive. Or, you can use the RailsLiveCD to take the plunge and
install Linux directly on your system. The RailsLiveCD offers an
installation wizard that allows you to repartition your hard drive and
install Linux directly to your computer.*

This first version is missing a few things, like friendly and helpful
guides and tutorials built right in. But we’ll be adding those things
over time and we look forward to contributions from the community.

The Rails Live CD project was born on Ezra Z.’ blog
(http://brainspl.at) and realized with help from Brian K… It is
based on PCLinuxOS which is a great Linux distribution for creating
LiveCDs. It is released under the GNU Public License in the hope that
others will contribute, extend and enjoy it.

Download your ISO copy today at http://www.railslivecd.org

Cheers -
Brian K.

*Please use caution when installing an operating system on a hard drive
with existing data. You can lose data, and you’ll be SAD. We can’t be
responsible for your sadness or your data loss.

Brian,

There’s a rails error on your site :frowning:

Brian K. wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the initial release of the new Ruby on Rails
LiveCD Linux Distribution. http://www.railslivecd.org

It appears that there was an error with the typo layout, it has been
updated and you should be able to access the site again.


Joe C.
RailsPlayground.com

Sadly, yes there was. I googled it up and it was a problem with the
typo theme I was using and how it relates to apache/fcgi. Minor edit
and all is well. I was running under CGI until this morning when we
thought maybe it would be wise to do lightty or fcgi quickly. Traffic
is really spiking.

Thanks,
Brian

On 6/22/06, Brian K. [email protected] wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the initial release of the new Ruby on Rails
LiveCD Linux Distribution. http://www.railslivecd.org

Sounds fantastic.

Unfortunately, the site appears to be down…

Certainly. In the default layout there was a render_component call that
should be updated to say < % render_sidebars % > which works flawlessly.
That solved everything for me.

Brian

Can I ask what you did to fix it? I’ve been having major Typo issues
lately.

On 22 Jun 2006 15:41:24 -0000, brian ketelsen <

MySQL 4.1.12

Why the old version?

Other than that, great, just downloading…

-Sasa E.

Honestly because it’s the one I use day to day. I suppose I can grow
outside my comfort zone… but I’ll do it kicking and screaming. I want
to research the changes in 5 before including it.

Brian

brian ketelsen wrote:

Honestly because it’s the one I use day to day. I suppose I can grow
outside my comfort zone… but I’ll do it kicking and screaming. I want
to research the changes in 5 before including it.

He, it’s the other way around for me :slight_smile: Views really help with
simplifying
things in mysql land.

I have tried it by now, although it is very sluggish for me on VMWare /
WinXP. I will have to tune it a little better. But nice work as far as I
can see. I don’t think it will replace my WinXP / CoLinux combo just
yet.

-Sasa E.

I tried it. It’s a great start! Nice to have complete rails dev
environment on a CD, that I can just stick in a computer and boot to.
WIll
be more usefull once I understand how to save to a usb key. Looking
forward
to future versions.

wish list: MySQL 5.x

-Larry

It’s so nice to get some feedback! I’ll upgrade the MySQL in the next
version and include SQLite and Postgres. Those are the major areas of
concern I’ve heard so far.

Thanks,
Brian

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