What OS do you use for Ruby development?

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?
Thanks,
-Nick

Ubuntu

I personally run a mix of Ubuntu and Windows 7 and I can assure you you
do
not want to be on Windows when developing for Ruby. I’ve also had
experience
with Ruby on OS X and found it really quite suited to the platform.


Rhys Powell AKA _frog
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Netbeans on Kubuntu and Windows7. It’s the same.

by
TheR

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Nick H. [email protected] wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?

Arch Linux with rvm

martin

Windows 7 & Ubuntu Lucid.

Netbeans primary dev environment. Really minimises the OS differences. I
tend to standardise on JRuby a lot
across OSes.

I haven’t tried the new RubyInstaller on windows. Has huge updates over
previous versions (includes a toolchain
which allows for compiling native gems from source, POSIX fashion).

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 7:00 AM, Nick H. [email protected] wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?
Thanks,

OS X for development.

Linux for deployments, usually Ubuntu or whatever if the client has a
different preference.

I install Ruby from source on most platforms, now generally using RVM.


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Am 07.09.2010 13:00, schrieb Nick H.:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?
Thanks,
-Nick

I’m using Ruby 1.9.2-p0 on Ubuntu Lucid (not the standard package
provided in the Ubuntu repos, I compiled Ruby myself from source) and on
Windows Vista. And I agree with the others, using Ruby on Windows is a
pain, exspecially if you’re used to making calls to #fork in order to
parallelize processes.

Vale,
Marvin
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Our team of seven developers uses Ubuntu and nothing-else!!


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On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Nick H. [email protected] wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?

cygwin on Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu.

robert

Nick H. wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?

Windows 7 for development. Also lots of little scripts. Currently
working on my first web app, which will actually end up being deployed
on OS/400 (Although I haven’t the faintest idea how I am going to do
that …).

Interestingly, of the people that answered so far, 60% run Windows,
only 10% run OSX. 100% run multiple different systems. This does not
match the typical rhetoric.

(Of course, the sample size isn’t exactly optimal to say the least.)

jwm

On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 5:00 AM, Nick H. [email protected] wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?
Thanks,
-Nick

Ubuntu for development, ubuntu for deployment. Occasionally (when I
have to) I’ll edit some code under windows and maybe even run/test
stuff too.

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?

OS X for development. Deployment on OSX and Windows.

Linux VM’s (gentoo), ruby compiled using rvm

then I actually edit code on windows via e-text editor (via samba share)

I find using linux = it just works, i had a small go at using windows
and
that wasn’t fun…

  • My data is on Windows (SQL Server 2005)
  • My clients are using Windows (Internet Explorer)
  • My other development tools are on Windows

so I decided to start learning Ruby and do my first project on:

  • Windows XP with Ruby 1.9.1

I use Windows 7 Pro

Data in SQL Server

IronRuby 1.1

Notepad++ as the editor…

On Sep 7, 2010, at 04:00 , Nick H. wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?

I use OSX for development and OSX Server or other BSDs for deployment.

Geoffrey Grossenbach, Evan P., Carlhuda, Laurent (duh), Eero/rue,
Ben B., Aaron P., Paul Dix and Eric H. also use OSX for
development.

I use Ubuntu in a really light vm, and leverage putty and xming to
minimize the size and requirements of the vm. I blogged the setup:

http://hoolihan.net/blog-tim/2010/07/08/developing-for-open-source-languages-on-windows-the-better-way/

On 9/7/2010 5:00 AM, Nick H. wrote:

I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?
Thanks,
-Nick

At work: Windows
At home: Debian squeeze

Redcar as the editor. Which I highly recommend, it may not be as
polished as TextMate, but it’s getting cooler every day.

From: “Nick H.” [email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 5:00 AM
I don’t want to start any OS wars. I was just curious as to what OS
you prefer to run/code ruby in. If you run *nix, what distro?
Thanks,

Hello Nick:

For development I prefer using Windows Vista or 7 if the Gems are
available
on Windows but will use Linux Mint if the Gems aren’t available or
precompiled for Windows.

For execution prefer running them on Windows (because that’s were most
of my
apps are) even if the speed is a little slower most of the time.

Michael

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