I think you’re right, however in comparison to the one-click Windows
installer, the Mac OSX installation (i.e. using Terminal) seems a
little bit unuserfriendly. We could do with a one-click installer on
Mac OSX. The subject of this discussion might as well be “Rails is
overcomplicated to install on Mac OSX”
If I knew how to create an installer (Mac OSX Package) which installs
all that is needed to run rails I would do it.
(Ruby 1.8.4, RubyGems 0.8.11, fcgi-2.4.0, ruby-fcgi-0.8.6, pcre-6.6,
There is Tony Arnold’s installer, but I also used the article on
hivelogic to get myself a Rails environment (with lighttpd and now
with Ruby 1.8.4).
PackageMaker.app should be able to create these packages, but how? If
somebody is willing to help me set it up, I’m willing to maintain it
and keep it up to date.
And if you use RadRails (for example), there’s no need to go to the
Terminal to develop Rails applications (though I do and use TextMate).