installation options for rails????

i am running windows vista and am working on the download of ruby and
rails......so heres what i just did ......I downloaded and installed
ruby 1.9.1-p429
then I downloaded and installed rubygems 1.3.7 ......my next
question: would it be better to install rails through the command
line? or to download it as a standalone package?

hi Rich,

since you already have ruby and rubygems up and running, the only
reason IMO you should not prefer the command line would be that you
don't have internet connection (and then you have to dowload packages
on another computer).

there will certainly (and rapidly) be a module or tool that you'll
want to use in your app that isn't already packaged, so you'll have no
other solution than the command line.

for windows users (as i used to be myself), the command line looks
like the old wash-machine of your grand-mother :
rustic, not sexy, has been...
but everyone knows those machines never brake, and wash better :slight_smile:
so there it is : the command line wash whiter :wink:

Rich d wrote:

i am running windows vista and am working on the download of ruby and
rails......so heres what i just did ......I downloaded and installed
ruby 1.9.1-p429
then I downloaded and installed rubygems 1.3.7 ......my next
question: would it be better to install rails through the command
line? or to download it as a standalone package?

Using Windows for Rails development isn't a great idea, but I gather
(never having done it myself, so take this for what it's worth) that
most Windows Rails developers use InstantRails. But you'll be a lot
happier if you can set up a *nix VM (perhaps Jerome's VirtualRails will
do the trick) or get a Mac.

Best,