installing ruby on rails

i am trying to install ruby on rails. is ruby gems the best way to go
before installing rails since it is a package manager or do I need to
install ruby 1.8.7?

i am trying to install ruby on rails. is ruby gems the best way to go
before installing rails since it is a package manager or do I need to
install ruby 1.8.7?

Rails does require rubygems. Whether or not you want ruby 1.8.7 is entirely unrelated

Fred

ok so i know ruby code already and now that im ready to learn rails i
will need to install rubygems and rails to get started. is this
correct?

ok so i know ruby code already and now that im ready to learn rails i
will need to install rubygems and rails to get started. is this
correct?

Basically yes. Exactly how to do it depends on your OS. Try googling
for install rails and your OS, or perhaps your OS has a wiki page or
whatever to help you.

Colin

Rich d wrote:

i am trying to install ruby on rails. is ruby gems the best way to go
before installing rails since it is a package manager or do I need to
install ruby 1.8.7?

First install Ruby 1.8.7, then install rubygems, then install rails
with: "sudo gem install 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?

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?

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?

you may want to look into using the Ruby Stack provided by BitNami, it simplifies the process when you are just starting out.

Jason

I am looking at the site now...it looks like this might help me a
great deal...thank you very much

Hi Rich,

you can learn developping Rails very simply by using our virtual
development environment : VirtualRails

this is free, very easy and fast :

1) download and install virtualbox (see www.virtualbox.org, graphic
wizard, 5 minutes for total newbie)
2) download and install virtualrails (instructions here :
www.virtualrails.org/node/3 , 5 minutes for total newbie)
3) run virtual rails

and then you have on your windows system a totally configured linux
with ruby, rails, netbeans for RoR development, MySQL, and several
other useful tools all ready to go !
give it a try :slight_smile:
all informations at www.virtualrails.org