Ruby on Rails LiveCD Linux Distribution

I’m nearly complete with the next release of RailsLiveCD (
http://www.railslivecd.org ) and I’m asking for suggestions for programs
to include on the distribution. It’s got jEdit, RadRails, Subversion,
MySQL, PostgreSql, SQLite and all of the useful gems already installed.
What do the folks out there on Linux need for a good Rails environment?

I’ll incorporate the useful suggestions and release this week.

Brian K.
RailsLiveCD creator/maintainer
http://www.railslivecd.org

Brian K. wrote:

http://www.railslivecd.org

Hi Brian,

I know this is a silly question, but is it possible to install from the
Live CD? That would make it very cool… and would be a short (quick!)
answer to those who are thinking of deploying their own server that runs
Rails.

Cheers
Mohit.

2006/10/10, Mohit S. [email protected]:

I know this is a silly question, but is it possible to install from the
Live CD?

Hi,

from the Rails Live CD website: "Rails Live CD allows you to install
directly to your hard drive and walks you through the process. No
compiling
or ./configure ./make ./make install dancing required. "
Seems like it works.

Bye,
Tino

This distribution is aimed very specifically at developers. It is not
hardened for public web serving in any way. In fact I haven’t spent a
moment’s thought on security other than what comes built in the base
Linux distribution. I would not use this for serving a public site.
And it doesn’t include all of the production quality framework that you
might need – like Apache or lighttpd. I’ve only included the things a
developer would need.

Now since we’re talking about it, it seems like there’d be a nice place
for another LiveCD distribution. One that’s ready for VPS installation
or dedicated server installation. Maybe if I become independently
wealthy and end up with more spare time than I know what to do with…

Brian

those who are thinking of deploying their own server that runs
Rails.

Can you tack Mongrel and Apache onto it…? That would so totally rock
for people setting up servers. Maybe it could be a live DVD?

Tino B. [email protected] wrote: 2006/10/10, Mohit
Sindhwani [email protected]:
I know this is a silly question, but is it possible to install from the
Live CD?
Hi,

from the Rails Live CD website: "Rails Live CD allows you to install
directly to your hard drive and walks you through the process. No
compiling or ./configure ./make ./make install dancing required. "
Seems like it works.

Bye,
Tino

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Will G. wrote:

Can you tack Mongrel and Apache onto it…? That would so totally rock
for people setting up servers. Maybe it could be a live DVD?

It already has Mongrel, but as I stated above I certainly wouldn’t
recommend making this a public facing server. I’ll see if I can fit
Apache. It’ll be tight. I could look at 2 versions – one that’s DVD
sized and one that’s CD sized. That’s a possibility.

Brian

Tino B. wrote:

from the Rails Live CD website: "Rails Live CD allows you to install
directly to your hard drive and walks you through the process. No
compiling or ./configure ./make ./make install dancing required. "
Seems like it works.

Bye,
Tino

My apologies… it was silly to ask without checking the site!
Cheers
Mohit.

gvim, please

Very good… I’ll put it in. Does it require any config files or other
magic to make it useful?

Brian

On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 02:49:49PM +0200, Brian K. wrote:
}
} I’m nearly complete with the next release of RailsLiveCD (
} http://www.railslivecd.org ) and I’m asking for suggestions for
programs
} to include on the distribution. It’s got jEdit, RadRails, Subversion,
} MySQL, PostgreSql, SQLite and all of the useful gems already
installed.
} What do the folks out there on Linux need for a good Rails
environment?

gvim, please

} I’ll incorporate the useful suggestions and release this week.

Nice work, keep it up.

} Brian K.
–Greg

On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 08:38:01PM +0200, Brian K. wrote:
} > gvim, please
}
} Very good… I’ll put it in. Does it require any config files or
other
} magic to make it useful?

I’m not sure how you’re putting together packages, but as long as you
are
using packages from some distro (e.g. Fedora or Debian) it should be
fine.
If you are compiling from source make sure to take everything it
installs
(i.e. don’t miss /usr/share/vim or whatnot).

} Brian
–Greg

Since this is a development environment, I’d rather see the MySQL GUI
tools, even if it means leaving out Apache and phpMyAdmin.
-Larry

On 10/10/06, Brian K. [email protected] wrote:

RailsLiveCD creator/maintainer
http://www.railslivecd.org


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

It would be nice to have MySQL Query browser and Zentest. Also include
Mongrel if it’s not there
already.

I didn’t see emacs on the original list. I would put my vote in for
emacs and xemacs.

Forrest

The Textmate templates for radrails and jedit could be nice

http://devillecompanies.org/2006/10/08/radrails-textmate-templates/

Also there are emacs config files for editing ruby code, which I could
never
get working on my own…

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowToUseEmacsWithRails

And Ie4Linux:

I haven’t tried this but it would be nice to have to avoid having to
switch
back and forth between windows, if its as good as it sounds that is…

http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page

And maybe SWIG, for when you need to build some hardcore extensions

http://www.swig.org/

Is it possible to preinstall firefox extensions on these?
Firebug, Web D.s Toolbar, CSSViewer, JSView

-Sidney

Thanks all for the suggestions!
I’ve incorporated as many of them as I can. The release should be out
tonight.

Brian

On 10/10/06, Sidney B. [email protected] wrote:

Firebug, Web D.s Toolbar, CSSViewer, JSView

-Sidney

+1 for the Firefox extensions, in particular Firebug and WebDev
toolbar. I can’t handle doing any ajax development without firebug
open anymore.

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