What OS do you use for development?

Just out of curiousity, what OS do most of you use for development? Do
you prefer to use WinXP to do your development, and then deploy to a
linux server, or do you actually use some distribution of linux (Ubuntu,
Debian, Gentoo, etc) for development?

Thanks!

Will wrote:

Just out of curiousity, what OS do most of you use for development? Do
you prefer to use WinXP to do your development, and then deploy to a
linux server, or do you actually use some distribution of linux (Ubuntu,
Debian, Gentoo, etc) for development?

Thanks!

OS X, deploy to Linux. Prefer to use WinXP DVD as coffee coaster :slight_smile:

Actually, we develop on both Windows and OSX. Deploy on Windows
temporarily, but moving to Linux (Ubuntu) soon.

Develop on Win XP, deploy to Red Hat. Both against SQL Server DB (using
FreeTDS/unixODBC/Ruby ODBC stuff to connect from Linux.

Wes

On 8/2/06, Will [email protected] wrote:

Just out of curiousity, what OS do most of you use for development? Do
you prefer to use WinXP to do your development, and then deploy to a
linux server, or do you actually use some distribution of linux (Ubuntu,
Debian, Gentoo, etc) for development?

The cool kids develop on OS X and deploy to FreeBSD.

Ubuntu to develop, CentOS for production (mainly because it’s 64bit)

I used to develop on WinXP at my last job and I can say that it is much
easier to work with Rails on a Linux machine.

ed

I use winXP with cygwin (a necessity!)

And I’m an AIX admin during the day! Go figure…

On Aug 2, 2006, at 11:01 PM, Keith L. wrote:

OS X, deploy to Linux. Prefer to use WinXP DVD as coffee coaster :slight_smile:
I’ll second that.

Started with WindowsXP. Moved to Fedora5, is it’s much faster. Deploy
to
Linux.
-Larry

Pat M. wrote:

On 8/2/06, Will removed_email_add[email protected] wrote:

Just out of curiousity, what OS do most of you use for development? Do
you prefer to use WinXP to do your development, and then deploy to a
linux server, or do you actually use some distribution of linux (Ubuntu,
Debian, Gentoo, etc) for development?

The cool kids develop on OS X and deploy to FreeBSD.
I think your curiosity may not be satisfied… :smiley:
You’ll get an equal mix of develop on Windows/ Mac/ Linux and deploy to
Linux/ VPS/ shared host…
Cheers
mohit.

For dev: WinXP using InstantRails dist, and RadRails for IDE.

Mat S. wrote:

On Aug 2, 2006, at 11:01 PM, Keith L. wrote:

OS X, deploy to Linux. Prefer to use WinXP DVD as coffee coaster :slight_smile:
I’ll second that.

Why not sell it on ebay - must be worth more to someone else than your
coffee cup :slight_smile:

Will wrote:

Just out of curiousity, what OS do most of you use for development? Do
you prefer to use WinXP to do your development, and then deploy to a
linux server, or do you actually use some distribution of linux (Ubuntu,
Debian, Gentoo, etc) for development?

Thanks!

We develop on OS X, and deploy to CentOS.

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 10:44:44PM -0500, Ed Hickey wrote:

Ubuntu to develop, CentOS for production (mainly because it’s 64bit)

Uhhhh… Ubuntu has an amd64 port too.

  • Matt


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Will wrote:

Just out of curiousity, what OS do most of you use for development? Do

Develop on Mac OS X, deploy to Fedora Core 5 and in some cases to
Debian.

I’ve done Rails development on WinXP but to be honest its faster and I
think the tools are better on Mac OS X (ie: Textmate, Terminal, RDoc
widget, RegEx widget, running all main browsers easily in Mac OS X
(Firefox, Safari, Opera, and IE - under Parallels [
http://www.parallels.com/ ]).

With Parallels under Mac OS X you can always run WinXP - and it runs
really well under Parallels I might add. I keep a WinXP drive setup
with VS.NET 2005 on it just in case I need to pop out a .NET app for a
client. It handy to use when you need Windows and then you can just pop
back over to Mac OS X when your done without any fuss.

…the truth is since I’ve had Parallels running on my Mac I’ve hardly
booted WinXP as everything I’ve needed was in Mac OS X or available for
Mac OS X - even Call of Duty 2 and World of Warcraft :slight_smile:

WinXP for development, currently (unfortunately) planning on deploying
to
Windows Server 2003, hopefully we’ll be able to move off of that to some
form of Linux in the near future.

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