Windows Vista & Ruby on Rails


#1

Hi,

I’ve just been given a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium Edition.

I just though I’d ask is anyone has a working Ruby on Rails installation
on Vista?

rgds.

  • matt.

#2

I installed Vista Business edition on my home PC a couple of weekends
and
have it running Rails without any issues.

hth.


#3

Our Ruby/Rails IDE (Ruby In Steel Developer) runs on Vista. We had to
make a few tweaks to make it compatible but the current version works
with Rails just fine.

best wishes
Huw
http://www.sapphiresteel.com


#4

Thanks for the replies.

For those interested…

I have just discovered that you cannot upgrade from XP Pro to Vista Home
Premium Edition, you need to do a fresh install. I am sure that there is
really, really, good reason for this… but I can upgrade from Home
Ultimate or the Business version, so it clearly can be done. I think its
because several features available in XP Pro are not available in Home
Premium - such as the really handy remote desktop.

Ah well… I am asking myself if I now tool around with vista again &
waste more of life on configuring windows, or do I just bite the bullet
& get a mac?

rgds,

  • matt.

Huw C. wrote:

Our Ruby/Rails IDE (Ruby In Steel Developer) runs on Vista. We had to
make a few tweaks to make it compatible but the current version works
with Rails just fine.

best wishes
Huw
http://www.sapphiresteel.com


#5

On Feb 16, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Matt S. wrote:

Ah well… I am asking myself if I now tool around with vista again &
waste more of life on configuring windows, or do I just bite the
bullet
& get a mac?

Get a Mac. You can still run Windows if you really, really need to:

http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/

http://www.vmware.com/products/beta/fusion/

http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

Regards,
Craig