Poll: Which distro do you use for Rails/Ruby development?

Develop on Windows and Ubuntu.

Test on Gentoo (i.e. my latest “presumed good” version is on Gentoo)

Production is on Gentoo (for things I host myself) and whatever
Dreamhost uses (for things that aren’t)

Regards

Dave M.

On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 23:06 +0200, Numlock wrote:

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes

  1. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Gentoo

(debian for servers if the load isn’t a large scale one)

-Matthew B.
[email protected] :: 607 227 0871
Resume and Portfolio @ http://madhatted.com

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
  2. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Developing on Gentoo
Deploying on FreeBSD (Did you see that coming?)

:slight_smile:

Numlock wrote:

Good afternoon,
I’ve two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

  2. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Thank you for your input. :slight_smile:

  1. Sometimes. I use both Linux and Windows 2000.

  2. I use Debian 3.1 (sarge) because I like to develop on the same distro
    as the production server. Too bad rails 1.1 breaks ‘rake freeze_edge’
    for Debian 3.1 shared hosts (because Debian 3.1 still uses svn 1.1.4
    which doesn’t support the --limit option).

In the future, I’ll probably buy a Mac and develop on that. And deploy
on Ubuntu 7.x because I think their server version will become VERY
compelling over the next 12 months for current Debian users.

I develop on Mac OS X. I stage on Ubuntu Dapper. I deploy on Windows
Server 2003 …

– G.

Yep,
Started using Fedora Core 5 last week. Really easy to set up.
Radrails 0.6.1 with Rails 1.1, Ruby 1.8.4

Also develop on WindowsXP.

Sorry, don’t have a Mac. My son won’t let me borrow his :slight_smile:
-Larry

On 3/29/06, John S. [email protected] wrote:

Thank you for your input. :slight_smile:


Best Regards,
-Larry
“Work, work, work…there is no satisfactory alternative.”
— E.Taft Benson

Yes, I use Linux … Gentoo Linux.

Guido S. wrote:

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Rails mailing list
[email protected]
http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

http://linuxcapacityplanning.com

My developers work on Ubuntu, while I work on a Mac.

John

We develop on mac and Windows (me on the mac). Going back to the mac
after 10 year absense is the best thing I’ve done for myself in a LONG
time.

Deploy (currently) to Windows, with svn running on Suse. Looking into
deploying on x serve (mac os and hardware).

Keith

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
    No
  2. [If you use Linux], which distro do you normally use to develop?
    Windows XP Pro SP2

Numlock wrote:

Good afternoon,
I’ve two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes.

  1. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Archlinux for development. Debian and Ubuntu for deployment.

Numlock wrote:

Good afternoon,
I’ve two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes.

  1. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Gentoo

same and same. IMO the biggest problem for using linux for development,
is the lack of a web browser that is both decent and fast.

Ruby-Gtk2MozEmbed is cool though. especially the HTML Editor with live
preview. im pretty sick of continually paging between emacs and
shitty-browser-of-choice and hitting reload and am about to just glue
all of this together with mongrel and sqlite… refreshing the page every
time you edit a single character… i guess its not as good as developing
in Squeak but pretty close

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
    Yes.
  1. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
    Gentoo

same and same. IMO the biggest problem for using linux for development,
is the lack of a web browser that is both decent and fast. Konqueror has
a tendency to lock up for 10 seconds after loading a page with heavy
javascript, and easily runs into the hundreds of MB’s of RAM. Firefox is
slow all around (although with heavy JS its faster than Konqi) and has
similar RAM problems. Opera’s CSS/AJAX stuff is screwed in general, and
it requires a multilib setup to use if youre on 64bit. IE6 in WINE is
probably the fastest, but for whatever reason Maxton/Slimbrowser won’t
run…

Fido Gesiwuj wrote:

Same here. I’m also planning on learning Linux and I will be using
Ubuntu.

  1. Yes and No. I use Linux and FreeBSD dependent on the customer
  2. In order of preference Gentoo Linux (the easiest to get rails playing
    nicely with apache in my experience), Ubuntu, Debian

Devon Jones

Richard L. wrote:

Numlock wrote:

Good afternoon,
I’ve two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.

  1. Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

  2. If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Windows, although as soon as I scrape some extra cash together I plan on
getting a Mac.

Never thought I’d hear myself saying that!


R.Livsey
http://livsey.org

Same here. I’m also planning on learning Linux and I will be using
Ubuntu.

Hi,

I have switched from gentoo to ubuntu quite some time ago (i think
around Warty) and i like it very much! However, getting Rails to run
gave me 2 days of headache… Find out why:

http://www.rubyrailways.com/?p=6

But, after this lesson learned i would still recommend linux, and the
distro… well, gentoo, debian, or ubuntu. I am very curious about
Rubuntu - i am not sure about its release date (or is it released
already?) - that might by a very interesting alternative as well.

Cheers,
Peter

On 4/17/06, Peter S. [email protected] wrote:

Hi,

I have switched from gentoo to ubuntu quite some time ago (i think
around Warty) and i like it very much! However, getting Rails to run
gave me 2 days of headache… Find out why:

http://www.rubyrailways.com/?p=6

FWIW you could’ve also done
sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby
instead of fussing with the gem

  1. Yes
  2. Debian / Kubuntu

I also use OS X, but typically run my KDE apps via fink, so it’s still
Linux to me.

Chris M.
Web D.
Open Source & Web Standards Advocate
http://www.chriscodes.com/

Chris M. wrote:

sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby
instead of fussing with the gem
Heh, do you think i did not try that? Maybe it was not clear from the
sentence

‘Under Ubuntu, the MySQL-Ruby binding was outdated’

I just upgraded to dapper an hour before i begun with the rails install,
so i assume my repositories were as up-to-date as possible. Yet i got a
message during the scaffold generation, saying that i should create the
DB table for my model (what i did of course) and the rails book
suggested that this is an outdated mysql-ruby connector problem. Because
of this i begun the gem Via-Dolorosa :wink:

Cheers,
Peter

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