Hoang Nguyen wrote:
of RadRails integrate RDT? Moreover, the interface of RadRails looks
like Eclipse interface, but the size of this software is smaller than
Eclipse. Would you please let me know if there are any relations between
RadRails and Eclipse? does it was build up in the same architect? And
which one I should choice: using RadRails or Eclipse + RDT?
Hi - I sent a response to this three and a half hours ago, but it hasn’t
got back to me via the list, so here’s the content again:
The current RadRails version is 0.6.1, and the standalone version (see
below) does integrate RDT.
The standalone version of RadRails (which is what you get if you click
one of the platform-specific download links on the main RadRails page)
is built on the Eclipse “Rich Client Platform”, which is smaller than
the normal Eclipse Platform (Eclipse SDK) used as a basis for IDEs.
The developers of RadRails chose this approach to reduce size,
complexity, and startup time. Most users seem to be happy with the
standalone version. I think it was a rather strange choice, as the Rich
Client platform doesn’t include the mechanism for installing updates
that is part of the Eclipse platform.
But RadRails is also available as a plugin for the normal Eclipse
Platform. I haven’t tried this recently, but I see from looking at
Victor K.'s page on installing RadRails that this is what he uses.
He advises installing RDT before the RadRails plugin - I would have
expected the RadRails plugin to require RDT as a dependency, causing RDT
to install automatically when you choose to install RadRails (but I do
remember that this didn’t work once when I tried it in the past).
You are probably aware of Brian H.'s advice on setting up Eclipse for
Rails development (without RadRails), here:
The choice is yours! Be aware that you can have multiple installs of
Eclipse on the same machine, with different plugins.
If you just want to get started with Rails as quickly as possible, the
standalone version of RadRails is fine - you can explore other
possibilities in parallel.