Does anyone know if InstantRails will be upgraded for Rails 2.1? I see
a lot of threads where people are discussing problems upgrading from 2.0
to 2.1. I would rather wait for InstantRails2.1 if it was close?

Well, version 2.1 seems to have been just released on May 31, 2008. I
don’t think Instanrails will come out with a new update right away,
since they hadn’t updated their site in about 7 months. I don’t want to
speak for them, but that’s just my guess. And yeah, there are some
problems. I’m actually working out a problem right now, it’s realllllly

  • Jake

I presume your programming on a Windows environment by using
You mention some problems. I too am in this environment and am happy
to help with the new 2.1 changes.
By the way, they just started a Ruby R. Windows forum if you’re

On Jun 30, 11:26 pm, “Jacob J.” [email protected]

Hello Kathy,
Two things:

  1. Would you be willing to publish a step-by-step short doc detailing
    upgrade to 2.1? May be you can post it on Rails/Windows forum.
  2. What is the URL for this forum? I would like subscribe.


I am the maintainer of the InstantRails project and plan on getting
something out in the short term. I am waiting to hear some news on
the Ruby O.-Click installer with some security updates and such and
wanted to roll everything up into a new release.

I will follow up the the maintainer of Ruby O.-Click Installer and
see how what the time line is like and announce something here. If
the installer is too far off I can get a new build of InstantRails
done in a day or so and get it posted.

I don’t think the actual act of upgrading to Rails 2.1 is hard, I have
done it on several machines and had no problems. Some of the issues
are to do with changes to Rails 2.1 and maintaining code

Thanks for the continued interest.

-Rob B.

On Jun 30, 10:08 pm, Bharat R. [email protected]

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job. Of all the Rails
installations, InstantRails is by far the most useful. I have two linux
machines and am pretty proficient linux user, but nothing beats the
practical utility of InstantRails. Combine it with NetBeans, and you
have a really good Rails development environment.


Thank you but I cannot take much of the credit. The original work was
by Curt H. who made it all happen. I have taken it over in the
last year since Curt was so busy.

I am glad to hear it is useful to you and others.


On Jul 1, 9:41 pm, Bharat R. [email protected]

I used Netbeans 6.1 and simply update my Ruby gems through their IDE.
This is the link to the site you requested:


On Jul 1, 6:59 pm, Bharat R. [email protected]

first i’d also say that instant rails is extremely useful and thank Rob
for continuing the good work. i’m using it and updated my rails gems to
2.1 with no problem using “gem update rails” so i don’t see an urgency
to change the IR package.
but i’d like to know if there is any plan to change the apache version
to 2.2, so IR users can use mongrel clusters or passenger (mod_rails).