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Gareth Redfern
Gareth Redfern
36,217 Points

Installing Ruby

I have been trying to get set up with Ruby on my Mac and for one reason or another have had trouble installing everything needed. There seems to be all different dependancies depending on what version of OS you are using.

I found this link which by following the steps has helped my get all set up ;-)

I would have thought there would be a mac app released which would do all the setting up for you and it mentions a kickstarter project at the bottom of the article for an app to do exactly that. Is this app live yet?

2 Answers

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson
7,625 Points

Yehuda Katz's Tokaido isn't released yet, but you can watch for updates on the Kickstarter page.

RailsInstaller is another option - I haven't ever used it, but I think it's used pretty commonly by folks just getting started with Ruby and Rails.

The directions on that page are kind of crazy, but keep in mind that the Rails community definitely goes back and forth between making life easy and making sure things are flexible and powerful. Sometimes it takes time for those two ideals to join together. It's not completely uncommon to need to search for a blog post on how to do something that walks you though a pretty long series of steps to get there.

Gareth Redfern
Gareth Redfern
36,217 Points

Hi Alan,

Thank you for the your reply, and the links. I appreciate that it may be difficult to put something together that covers all OS installs but maybe it would be really helpful if you guys could put a post together that we can follow along with the video.

I usually always prefer learning by video, but in a reference post you can maybe add a bit more detail to backup the video?

Thanks again