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.