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9caa84c621f6038b6bd18e89434a16a2?d=identicon&s=25 Numlock (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 23:06
Good afternoon,
I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.

1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Thank you for your input. :-)
429500a5a54600958c9c7ac032a37f66?d=identicon&s=25 Joe (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 23:15
1. Yep
2. FC4.

Joe
119af50160cabfe1fb6f2f05f5018c64?d=identicon&s=25 James Ludlow (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 23:39
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On 3/29/06, Numlock <nospammers@nospam.com> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes

> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Fedora Core 5
89d967359903c639d31e4cad4569f537?d=identicon&s=25 Charlie Bowman (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 23:42
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I use fedora.


On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 23:06 +0200, Numlock wrote:

> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>
> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>
> Thank you for your input. :-)


Charlie Bowman
http://www.recentrambles.com
4daf0b71d5d9a3882e583c0e72eaf5dc?d=identicon&s=25 Alan Francis (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 23:43
Numlock wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>

Nope

> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

MacOSX.  I do, however, deploy onto Debian.

A.
C004d67820a114e24ccf6f2ddaf5b236?d=identicon&s=25 Richard Livsey (Guest)
on 2006-03-29 23:57
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Numlock wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>
> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>

Windows, although as soon as I scrape some extra cash together I plan on
getting a Mac.

Never thought I'd hear myself saying that!

--
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30ee518e6fdc5b07e060775b5a542bdb?d=identicon&s=25 Jón Borgþórsson (jongretar)
on 2006-03-30 00:21
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On 3/29/06, Richard Livsey <richard@livsey.org> wrote:
> Numlock wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> > I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
> >
> > 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
Mac for development. Linux for hosting.

> > 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
CentOS for my hosting.

>
> Windows, although as soon as I scrape some extra cash together I plan on
> getting a Mac.
>
> Never thought I'd hear myself saying that!

hehe... Trust me... You will love using TextMate and iTerm for
development. It absolutely rocks.

But for jokes... Here is a chart of what to expect.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3951/osxsatisfa...

But in reality. Switching to Mac those 2 years ago was the best thing
that ever happened to me. I love not having to spend 10% of my
personal time just keeping Windows working and virus free.


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9c0eebc506c56c64dc616cdf123fa671?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Chris (aboulafia)
on 2006-03-30 00:43
I use CentOS as a development platform with RadRails running on a
Windows XP work station.

I have also installed a full ruby (1.8.4 RC1) + rails (1.1) that I run
under cygwin (because cygwin gives me a real shell under Windows) on my
laptop. I didn't tried with the cygwin version of ruby but I should...
733b5983d61a6f9c0c7ba59834fdf90f?d=identicon&s=25 Martin Scheffler (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 00:44
Numlock wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>
> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>
> Thank you for your input. :-)


OpenSuse 10.0
Apt4Suse http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/
KDE 3.5.1
Editor: Jedit (jedit.org)

I hate macs :)
429500a5a54600958c9c7ac032a37f66?d=identicon&s=25 Joe (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 00:52
Jón Borgþórsson wrote:
>
> hehe... Trust me... You will love using TextMate and iTerm for
> development. It absolutely rocks.
>
> But for jokes... Here is a chart of what to expect.
> http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3951/osxsatisfa...

LOL, what's day 3 all about?

Joe
5810a1b7743eb2186ca0ea1d0a3469a0?d=identicon&s=25 Stephen Bannasch (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 00:58
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I had a small working app with three models and one controller. I
decided to add a table_name_prefix to the tables because I am
planning to deploy to a shared hosting environment where multiple
rails apps will use the same database.

I added this to config/environment.rb:

   ActiveRecord::Base.table_name_prefix = 'teemss2_'

I deleted the existing tables and the file db/schema.rb and ran rake
migrate again. Doing rake

I now have the same set of tables in the db with a prefix on their
names BUT when I try and execute a controller

database name: teemss2_development
table_name_prefix: teemss2_
table name: activities

I would think that Active Record should be trying to load:

   teemss2_development.teemss2_activities

Instead it is trying to load:

   teemss2_development.activities

which doesn't exist.

I'm sure I shouldn't have to refer to the actual table_name_prefix in
my controllers. In fact I don't see how I can.

I've been looking at the rails source for clues and I'll try a simple
smaple app from scratch using table_name_prefix to see if the
controllers work and what if any differences I can find.

Here the stack trace:

Instead here
Mysql::Error: #42S02Table 'teemss2_development.activities' doesn't
exist: SHOW FIELDS FROM activities
RAILS_ROOT: script/../config/..
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/abstract_adapter.rb:120:in
`log'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/mysql_adapter.rb:185:in
`execute'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/mysql_adapter.rb:293:in
`columns'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/base.rb:696:in
`columns'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/calculations.rb:212:in
`column_for'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/calculations.rb:135:in
`calculate'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activerecord-1.14.0/lib/active_record/calculations.rb:64:in
`count'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-1.12.0/lib/action_controller/pagination.rb:172:in
`count_collection_for_pagination'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-1.12.0/lib/action_controller/pagination.rb:196:in
`paginator_and_collection_for'
/usr/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-1.12.0/lib/action_controller/pagination.rb:129:in
`paginate'
#{RAILS_ROOT}/app/controllers/page_controller.rb:13:in `list'
8acba6d057b3f0c2c16cca95ad36881b?d=identicon&s=25 Bakki Kudva (bakki)
on 2006-03-30 01:01
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Debian Sarge

bakki
D90ef6808433e63203e15a5c2dadb0bb?d=identicon&s=25 Ben Reubenstein (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 01:10
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> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

No, mainly Mac and Windows

All my hosting is done on Gentoo Linux

On 3/29/06, Numlock <nospammers@nospam.com> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>

>
> Thank you for your input. :-)
>
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30ee518e6fdc5b07e060775b5a542bdb?d=identicon&s=25 Jón Borgþórsson (jongretar)
on 2006-03-30 01:40
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On 3/29/06, Joe <joe@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Jón Borgþórsson wrote:
> >
> > hehe... Trust me... You will love using TextMate and iTerm for
> > development. It absolutely rocks.
> >
> > But for jokes... Here is a chart of what to expect.
> > http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3951/osxsatisfa...
>
> LOL, what's day 3 all about?

hehe... Even though MacOS is much simpler in use than Windows, it is a
bit of a shock moving into it. You keep looking for the start button.


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Bcef7e1dee27bd486dae324e0199fe34?d=identicon&s=25 Jeremy Cowgar (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 01:55
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Ubuntu ... when in Linux, I develop on Mac OS X most of the time.

Jeremy
http://lifewithchrist.org <--- currently being redeveloped in RoR
675475d0b65710be6d992eb5eb2c61c2?d=identicon&s=25 Gregory Seidman (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 01:55
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On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:06:34PM +0200, Numlock wrote:
} Good afternoon,
} I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
}
} 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes.

} 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Debian testing/unstable.

} Thank you for your input. :-)
--Greg
5d15c6821f3c3054c04b85471824ba7c?d=identicon&s=25 Lori Olson (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 02:13
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On Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at 11:06 PM, Numlock wrote:
>Good afternoon,
>I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
>1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>

Yes, for the build server, Fedora Core 4.  Staging and production
servers are RedHat EL4.

>2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>

Mac OSX.

--
Lori Olson
http://blog.dragonsharp.com
Cbff7ea94c9b2c4d5f7cfefd25be9ae2?d=identicon&s=25 Just Someone (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 02:19
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Hi,

> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes. Both development and deployment on Linux.

> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Fedora Core 4 for both.

Guy.

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5d15c6821f3c3054c04b85471824ba7c?d=identicon&s=25 Henry Turner (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 02:31
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If you wait till the 1st of june you can get ubuntu dapper. Comes with a
new gedit that has snippets support and a plugin engine(big potential ie
svn). And with xgl/compiz you'll see all the effects that make osx
pretty like it is.

http://tw.apinc.org/weblog/2006/02/26#a-closer-loo...
81d253d1ae5907d4daa79ae9a4338d1b?d=identicon&s=25 Vincent Gov (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 02:34
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Archlinux

On 30 Mar 2006 00:28:01 -0000, Henry Turner <
F3dc06f587d1ff4c7366b102bfda9204?d=identicon&s=25 David Mitchell (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 03:08
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Develop on Windows and Ubuntu.

Test on Gentoo (i.e. my latest "presumed good" version is on Gentoo)

Production is on Gentoo (for things I host myself) and whatever
Dreamhost uses (for things that aren't)

Regards

Dave M.
39b36b2be47228f8619d61ea7a607a25?d=identicon&s=25 Matthew Beale (mixonic)
on 2006-03-30 03:41
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On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 23:06 +0200, Numlock wrote:
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?

Yes

> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Gentoo

(debian for servers if the load isn't a large scale one)

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E041c55ecdb461902f5dab69e19fe4df?d=identicon&s=25 John Smith (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 04:54
Numlock wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>
> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>
> Thank you for your input. :-)

1. Sometimes.  I use both Linux and Windows 2000.

2. I use Debian 3.1 (sarge) because I like to develop on the same distro
as the production server.  Too bad rails 1.1 breaks 'rake freeze_edge'
for Debian 3.1 shared hosts (because Debian 3.1 still uses svn 1.1.4
which doesn't support the --limit option).

In the future, I'll probably buy a Mac and develop on that.  And deploy
on Ubuntu 7.x because I think their server version will become VERY
compelling over the next 12 months for current Debian users.
B9f28a2235697025ebfcebb81575a6b8?d=identicon&s=25 Allen Fair (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 05:12
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> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

Developing on Gentoo
Deploying on FreeBSD (Did you see that coming?)

:-)
29b15f133c26b6dac0e4954d61733db9?d=identicon&s=25 Larry Kelly (Guest)
on 2006-03-30 05:24
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Yep,
Started using Fedora Core 5 last week.  Really easy to set up.
Radrails 0.6.1 with Rails 1.1, Ruby 1.8.4

Also develop on WindowsXP.

Sorry, don't have a Mac.  My son won't let me borrow his :)
-Larry


On 3/29/06, John Smith <nospam1@nospam1.lan> wrote:
> > Thank you for your input. :-)
>
--
Best Regards,
-Larry
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4452ed322484085776009849e69115ac?d=identicon&s=25 Guido Sohne (Guest)
on 2006-04-04 16:09
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I develop on Mac OS X. I stage on Ubuntu Dapper. I deploy on Windows
Server 2003 ...

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3bb23e7770680ea44a2d79e6d10daaed?d=identicon&s=25 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky (Guest)
on 2006-04-16 06:02
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Yes, I use Linux ... Gentoo Linux.

Guido Sohne wrote:
>> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>
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47093444301bbde90d0aef5fa5c3ac86?d=identicon&s=25 John Hornbeck (Guest)
on 2006-04-16 06:05
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My developers work on Ubuntu, while I work on a Mac.

John
D4e51fd9554030ab55c379fdc1a34826?d=identicon&s=25 Keith Lancaster (klancaster)
on 2006-04-16 06:34
We develop on mac and Windows (me on the mac). Going back to the mac
after 10 year absense is the best thing I've done for myself in a LONG
time.

Deploy (currently) to Windows, with svn running on Suse. Looking into
deploying on x serve (mac os and hardware).

Keith
A1c4a0bb61649f18a4d65b1c7273a50f?d=identicon&s=25 Christian Klauser (sealedsun)
on 2006-04-17 01:57
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
 No
> 2) [If you use Linux], which distro do you normally use to develop?
 Windows XP Pro SP2
26ca684555abbdb44f01bd1e165e649b?d=identicon&s=25 Vince W. (vince)
on 2006-04-17 02:29
Numlock wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>
> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>

Yes.

> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>

Archlinux for development. Debian and Ubuntu for deployment.
571b69519dc3cb4a78aa80f4e645349f?d=identicon&s=25 Aaron Kulbe (Guest)
on 2006-04-17 13:25
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Numlock wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> > I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
> >
> > 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
> >

Yes.

> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?

> >


 Gentoo
6f7c877de704c7cc03c8a3b2dc52df92?d=identicon&s=25 Carmen --- (carmen)
on 2006-04-17 21:12
>> > 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
> Yes.
>
>> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>  Gentoo

same and same. IMO the biggest problem for using linux for development,
is the lack of a web browser that is both decent and fast. Konqueror has
a tendency to lock up for 10 seconds after loading a page with heavy
javascript, and easily runs into the hundreds of MB's of RAM. Firefox is
slow all around (although with heavy JS its faster than Konqi) and has
similar RAM problems. Opera's CSS/AJAX stuff is screwed in general, and
it requires a multilib setup to use if youre on 64bit. IE6 in WINE is
probably the fastest, but for whatever reason Maxton/Slimbrowser won't
run..
6f7c877de704c7cc03c8a3b2dc52df92?d=identicon&s=25 Carmen --- (carmen)
on 2006-04-17 21:20
> same and same. IMO the biggest problem for using linux for development,
> is the lack of a web browser that is both decent and fast.

Ruby-Gtk2MozEmbed is cool though. especially the HTML Editor with live
preview. im pretty sick of continually paging between emacs and
shitty-browser-of-choice and hitting reload and am about to just glue
all of this together with mongrel and sqlite.. refreshing the page every
time you edit a single character.. i guess its not as good as developing
in Squeak but pretty close
3746939e3049d132ed83645a64c2efa3?d=identicon&s=25 Fido Gesiwuj (fidogesiwuj)
on 2006-04-17 21:47
Richard Livsey wrote:
> Numlock wrote:
>> Good afternoon,
>> I've two quick questions for the Ruby/Rails community.
>>
>> 1) Do you use Linux for Ruby or Rails development?
>>
>> 2) If you use Linux, which distro do you normally use to develop?
>>
>
> Windows, although as soon as I scrape some extra cash together I plan on
> getting a Mac.
>
> Never thought I'd hear myself saying that!
>
> --
> R.Livsey
> http://livsey.org

Same here. I'm also planning on learning Linux and I will be using
Ubuntu.
7110c601db199964a80254006ad71758?d=identicon&s=25 Devon Jones (Guest)
on 2006-04-17 21:53
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Fido Gesiwuj wrote:
>>>
>>>
> Same here. I'm also planning on learning Linux and I will be using
> Ubuntu.
>
>
1) Yes and No.  I use Linux and FreeBSD dependent on the customer
2) In order of preference Gentoo Linux (the easiest to get rails playing
nicely with apache in my experience), Ubuntu, Debian

Devon Jones
35594c037eba2fa48f7129d5fded828b?d=identicon&s=25 Peter Szinek (Guest)
on 2006-04-18 00:00
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Hi,

I have switched from gentoo to ubuntu quite some time ago (i think
around Warty) and i like it very much! However, getting Rails to run
gave me 2 days of headache... Find out why:

http://www.rubyrailways.com/?p=6

But, after this lesson learned i would still recommend linux, and the
distro... well, gentoo, debian, or ubuntu. I am very curious about
Rubuntu - i am not sure about its release date (or is it released
already?) - that might by a very interesting alternative as well.

Cheers,
Peter
Ce01db9bec66e5796cad9fe202acf8e1?d=identicon&s=25 Chris Martin (Guest)
on 2006-04-18 01:20
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On 4/17/06, Peter Szinek <peter@rt.sk> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have switched from gentoo to ubuntu quite some time ago (i think
> around Warty) and i like it very much! However, getting Rails to run
> gave me 2 days of headache... Find out why:
>
> http://www.rubyrailways.com/?p=6

FWIW you could've also done
sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby
instead of fussing with the gem

1. Yes
2. Debian / Kubuntu

I also use OS X, but typically run my KDE apps via fink, so it's still
Linux to me.

--

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Web Developer
Open Source & Web Standards Advocate
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35594c037eba2fa48f7129d5fded828b?d=identicon&s=25 Peter Szinek (Guest)
on 2006-04-18 01:29
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Chris Martin wrote:
> sudo apt-get install libmysql-ruby
> instead of fussing with the gem
Heh, do you think i did not try that? Maybe it was not clear from the
sentence

'Under Ubuntu, the MySQL-Ruby binding was outdated'

I just upgraded to dapper an hour before i begun with the rails install,
so i assume my repositories were as up-to-date as possible. Yet i got a
message during the scaffold generation, saying that i should create the
DB table for my model (what i did of course) and the rails book
suggested that this is an outdated mysql-ruby connector problem. Because
of this i begun the gem Via-Dolorosa ;-)

Cheers,
Peter
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