Ideal Ruby on Rails Development Environment on Linux

Hello,

I'm not a developer myself, but I work for a hosting company that 

tries to cater to the needs of developers and basically right now I am
trying to create a hosting platform that will be perfect for ruby
developers. This is a linux VPS service and I create the base templates
to make the system look however i want it after install.
I was hoping some of you could give me some ideas on what you would
like to see from a development environment. Here’s what i have so far
and any ideas are welcome:

-Latest Ruby (obvious)
-Latest Rails (obvious)
-Latest Gems (obvious)
-The default webserver document root is set up as an empty rails
application
-Latest MySQL Database Set Up and Running (Obvious)
-Apache configured for rails (obvious)
-Vim installed with vim-ruby installed via gems (dont know if this is
useful?)

and thats about it from what I could think of, are there any other nice
apps that you would like to have or maybe some ultra common
configuration that you always have to do that could be done
automatically.

Thanks–
–Dustan

Subversion with a quick update feature.

?? Would there be one app per account, or multiple?
-L

Larry K. wrote:

Subversion with a quick update feature.

?? Would there be one app per account, or multiple?

I will be adding subversion, Thanks for the tip.
There will be no limit to the number of running applications (no
practical limit at least, the theoretical limit would be 2048 sites I
guess based on how the system is set up, but realistically i doubt
anyone would even consider that many :smiley: ) The limitations are more on
system resources such as disk space, CPU, memory, etc but you can do
anything you wish with those resources.

As mentioned before Subversion
Capistrano
Apache with mod_proxy_balancer
Mongrel
Mongrel_cluster

That should allow fairly serious application development and deployment.

Ross

Dustan wrote:

Hello,

I'm not a developer myself, but I work for a hosting company that 

tries to cater to the needs of developers and basically right now I am
trying to create a hosting platform that will be perfect for ruby
developers. This is a linux VPS service and I create the base templates
to make the system look however i want it after install.
I was hoping some of you could give me some ideas on what you would
like to see from a development environment. Here’s what i have so far
and any ideas are welcome:

-Latest Ruby (obvious)
-Latest Rails (obvious)
-Latest Gems (obvious)
-The default webserver document root is set up as an empty rails
application
-Latest MySQL Database Set Up and Running (Obvious)
-Apache configured for rails (obvious)
-Vim installed with vim-ruby installed via gems (dont know if this is
useful?)

and thats about it from what I could think of, are there any other nice
apps that you would like to have or maybe some ultra common
configuration that you always have to do that could be done
automatically.

Thanks–
–Dustan

What’s the intended usage? Shared hosting for live testing and
production use?

If that’s the case I think you will want to provide capistrano tasks to
handle deployment and configure your document root appropriately to
handle it.

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