is there an "official" rails installation process for Mac (OSX) ???

Hi,

Just got a Mac and there seems to be a number of methods of installing Rails. Is there an “official” rails installation process for Mac (OSX) ??? I can’t seem to find such advice/recommendation.

Tks

I would check out Locomotive.

The easy way is Locomotive.
http://locomotive.raaum.org/

If you want to install everything separately, you can follow these
instructions:
http://developer.apple.com/tools/rubyonrails.html

which basically will send you to http://hivelogic.com/narrative/
articles/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger

As long as you update your OS X to be current, you should be fine.

Just got a Mac and there seems to be a number of methods of installing
Rails. Is there an "official" rails installation process for Mac (OSX)
??? I can't seem to find such advice/recommendation.

If you like compiling from source you can check out my post on the subject (basically an up to date version of the hivelogic article, but adds some additional things like rmagick, etc.)

http://blog.pjkh.com/2007/1/15/building-rails-and-all-its-friends-on-osx

-philip

tks - sounds like Locomotive would suite me well - Greg

mind if I also ask what the standard (popular) development front end setup is? i.e. webbrick, apache, lighty?, mongrel? Is there a combination that works particularly well on Mac that I should go for?

+1 for Hivelogic's tutorial (see Philip's post)