This package is the most simple way to equip your Macintosh Apple OSX System with Ruby - similar to the Windows Ruby One-Click Installer. It replaces the broken Readline library, updates to a current version of SQLite3 and prepares your OSX for Rails, which needs at least Ruby 1.8.4 to run. The current Ruby Version is 1.8.6 (1.8.5 is recommended for Rails) and Rubygems 0.9.4.
This package’s intention is to remain small while being a Universal Binary that serves everything to deploy Ruby Applications on OSX Machines - Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger or Leopard. You don’t need to compile anything and you don’t need Apple’s Developer Tools (xcode) installed.
Some people use fink or other ports software, others (myself included) take the time to read through the HiveLogic post and do everything from scratch.
Now there’s another option, and if it lives up to its claims, it should be A Good Thing.
Well, our first ever spotlighted project has been selected. For June, it’s Sequel, the Concise ORM for Ruby.
Development on this project has been like wildfire for the last couple months, with releases every few weeks. Support is available for PostgresSQL, MySQL, SQLite3, and ODBC. There is also a wrapper for RubyDBI, which means that you can hook into pretty much any mainstream database if needed.
Because code often speaks louder than words, we’ll take a look at Sharon’s proposal which won the June spotlight.
From Nick Sutterer, A Computer Science Undergraduate at Albert-Ludwigs University (Freiburg, Germany)
When writing an article about Apotomo I had to make a decision: either introduce it as a simple widget plugin for rails or - as the name Apotomo (”all power to the model”) implies - end up in monologues about model-driven component-oriented enterprize concepts. Today I will simply introduce Apotomo as a widget library for rails.
Hey folks, I’ve picked a winner for June’s Ruby project spotlight and will have a post out within the next few days about it, but I’d like to remind folks that this is an ongoing project.
What that means is that I’m now accepting July submissions. Every submission we got for June was excellent, and if you were not selected, you can always resubmit for a later month. Here’s a recap of the rules, but see the original post for details.
- Project must be fresh / actively developed
- Project must be released before the time I post
- Proposal should consist of nothing more than a code example and a link to your project page, no additional commentary needed
- Project can’t be Rails-centric
- You must be a developer on the project
- My project choices will be entirely subjective and unjustified. :)
Please email me if you’ve got a cool project to submit!