RailsRestarter v 0.0.1 version "slow monkey"

Don't know if something like this exists already, but thought I'd
advertise my script :slight_smile:

Introduction

Rails is slow. Rails in development mode on old computers is WAY slow.
There is hope, however. Just run it in production mode [fast!] and have
it restart whenever a file change occurs. Slow to restart, perhaps, but
far faster than reloading all files per request, which is development
mode. This allowed me to develop in rails on my 1 GHz PPC [like 6 years
old] and still consider it survivable.

How to get/run:

code:
http://code.google.com/p/ruby-roger-useful-functions/source/checkout
buried in here is rails/rails_useful.rb, which contains a function

def fire_up_file_modification_checker_thread reload_dirs =
['app/controllers', 'app/schools', 'app/models'], death_dirs =
['app/helpers', 'config',
'app/controllers/shared_search_code_module.rb']

so put that file in your lib dir, include it in your environment.rb,
and, if it's like mine, add something like this to environment.rb

require 'lib/rails_useful.rb'
require 'socket'
fire_up_file_modification_checker_thread() if Socket.gethostname =~
/Roger/ # if you're on a dev machine
and watch the goodness go. And then stop. And restart.

http://code.google.com/p/ruby-roger-useful-functions/wiki/RailsRestarter

-R

Don't know if something like this exists already, but thought I'd
advertise my script :slight_smile:

Have you seen http://svn.techno-weenie.net/projects/plugins/dev_mode_performance_fixes/README
  ?
Not used it myself, but it seems to try and address the same sort of
problem that you are.

Fred