Mislav Marohnic wrote:
Dreamweaver is configurable by its somewhat obscure XML files. I think by
hacking a few lines in those you can make .rhtml behave like anything you
The only question is - why? Those templates are not complete until parsed by
eruby. Pretty WYSIWYG will be broken, so no benefit from that. Dreamweaver
templates are its own "templating system" it's only useful for static
websites. Libraries, assets - what good are those? You can have your
macros/snippets/whatever in your favorite text editor.
I guess you're right, Mislav. I guess I'm typing 90% of the time rather
than click-and-drag even with Dreamweaver. But from my experience with
templates (PHP, Smarty, my own) most of these are
Dreamweaver-WYSIWYG-able. And it helps a lot especially when designing
layouts not templates (especially if the layout doesn't contain too
many dynamic elements and only have the single dynamic element that is
the body of the page).
Sure RadRails/Aptana are much better, especially when your platform of
choice is Linux. You can have an embedded browser inside RadRails while
writing templates. After all, WYSIWYG never could beat hand-coding your
templates and previewing the result in real web browsers.
You're right. If only previewing wasn't really *that* slow.
I need some opinions... what's the fastest development setup for Rails
(not production) usable in Ubuntu (Linux kernel 2.6)? (I will switch
from WinXP SP2 to Ubuntu within the next week), is it:
- Apache2 + FastCGI
- Lighttpd + FastCGI
- Mongrel (?) -- I'm not familiar at all with mongrel or even how it
Anyway my system is AMD Sempron 2600 with 512 MB of RAM (which
sometimes will be used partially with Windows XP SP2 in VMware, I give
it 224 MB).