Ruby on Rails development enviroment

Hi,

I have done some Ruby on Rails development by starting Mongrel each time for each project but I'm starting to get tired doing it.

When doing PHP development I have my localhost server directory and I can just go in there click on any project directory I want and start working.

Is it possible to do the same with Ruby on Rails?

I've got this:

Apache 2.2.3
FastCGI 2.4.0
Ruby
"Ruby for Apache"
Rails

After much hassle to get hold of a fastcgi module for apache 2.2.x I've finaly got the server to start. But when I turn my browser to localhost I get a "403 Forbidden. You don't have permission to access / on this server." error message. At the root I want to see the folder structure. Even more strange but perhaps caused by the same problem is that even if I turn my browser to the folder of a temporarily created rails project I get the same error. No welcome to Rails page at all.

Anyone has the slightest idea what I can and/or shall do?

I run Windows XP.

Thanks a lot in advance!

Alfred