Ubuntu as a Ruby dev environment?

Phlip wrote:

So my colleague has super-modern wide-area WiFi (somewhere in Europe),
and he puts Ubuntu on his notebook, to match mine.

Then Ubuntu can’t do WiFi with WEP. He has to go to an internet cafe
to integrate. Ay-yi! Ubuntu sucks!!!

If the laptop has a wifi card with linux drivers then Ubuntu will
connect using wep.


I am using Ruby 1.8.4 on both Windows XP and Debian and both works fine.


Ian Stephenson wrote:

from the website:

Instant Rails has Scite bundled, right? I know it’s in the One-Click
Installer, but I’ve forgotten what the overlap points are between
Instant Rails and the One-Click Installer.

By the way, IIRC Instant Rails also includes PHP, so it’s also a
complete WAMP stack as well as a complete Rails stack. At some point
when I run out of useful things to do with my time, I’ll see if I can
get the Moodle course management system to work with the PHP in Instant
Rails. :slight_smile:

Just kidding …

On Aug 13, 6:07 pm, “Morten Brodersen” [email protected]

On Aug 12, 7:43 pm, “M. Edward (Ed) Borasky” [email protected]

the platforms and you test religiously on them.
Windows platform, but fluent in it. In short, get over it – learn how
general, as it is for other open source applications, is Gentoo. Because
other goodies out of the Seattle genius pool, Nitro, Camping, etc.

Linux is perhaps natural environment for Ruby and Rails development
but you should always be open-minded.
You never know on which platform your next customer is on.

Personally I am on XP and Ubuntu with Eclipse and Aptana it makes no
huge difference.
Every platform has some unique things to spice our developer’s life.

Use all of them if you have means.

So much fuss about witch editor is … whatever.
Pick up one you know the best and just start enjoying in making a web
universe a better place.
Do not waste time about A vs. B.
Go out there and make the difference.

joviyach wrote:

With Windows, I seem to spend more time trying to make the
development environment actually work, than doing any development.
It’s really quite aggravating.

I read that backwards, and thought you’d start with “With Linux…”

On Aug 12, 8:34 pm, “Ian Stephenson” <[email protected]@hotmail.com>

development environment actually work, than doing any development.
(http://instantrails.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl?HomePage). Here is a quote
from the website:

“Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails,
Apache, and MySQL, all preconfigured and ready to run. No installer, you
simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not
modify your system environment.”


I have tried to use the Instant Rails, but I cannot unzip the file for
some reason. I have tried 7zip, and the WinZip with no luck.

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