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I thought I waited long enough for the RubyForge mirrors to sync this
release file, but I guess not. If you get a file-not-found message when you
try to download, just try again later. Once the mirrors are sync'd there
should be no problem.

Curt

On 10/11/05, Curt Hibbs <curt.hibbs / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> A preview release of Instant Rails 1.0 for Windows is available for
> download.
> There are still a number of rough edges, but it is essentially functional
> and
> usable (see a list of planned changes for the 1.0 release at the end).
>
> Instant Rails is a one-stop Rails runtime solution containing Ruby, Rails,
> Apache, and MySQL, all preconfigured and ready to run. No installer, you
> simply drop it into the directory of your choice and run it. It does not
> modify your system environment.
>
> This release of Instant Rails for Windows, but there are plans for ports
> to Linux, BSD, and OSX.
>
> Instant Rails includes the full source code of the cookbook application
> developed in the [Rolling with Ruby on Rails] tutorial. Once you have
> installed Instant Rails, you can verify that everything is working
> properly
> by running this cookbook application.
>
> Instant Rails includes a number of open source software packages. Below is
> a
> list of all included software.
>
> Primary Instant Rails Components
> ================================
>
> * [Instant Rails Manager] 1.0 preview1
>
> * [Ruby 1.8.2] (from the [One-Click Ruby Installer] 182-15)
>
> * [Ruby on Rails] 0.13.1
>
> * [Apache] 1.3.33
>
> * [MySQL] 4.1.9
>
> * [SCGI] 1.7
>
> * [SCGI Rails Runner] 0.3.1
>
> * [phpMyAdmin] 2.6.1
>
> Ancillary Instant Rails Components
> ==================================
>
> These components are not the primary focus of Instant Rails, but are
> included
> because the primary components above depend upon them..
>
> * [PHP] 4.3.10
>
> * [Rake] 0.6.2
>
> * [cmdparse] 2.0.0
>
>
> Install & Verify
> ================
>
> Follow these steps to install Instant Rails and verify that it is working
> properly:
>
> * Download and unzip the Instant Rails zip file.
>
> * Start InstantRails?.exe.
>
> * Instant Rails will detect that it is being started from a new
> directory and ask if you want to have it update the paths in the
> all of the configuration files... Just say yes.
>
> * Click on the I button to drop down the main menu and select
> Configure > Windows Hosts file.
>
> * In the editor that pops up, add this line to the end of the file:
>
> 127.0.0.1 <http://127.0.0.1> <http://127.0.0.1> www.mycookbook.com<http://www.mycookbook.com><
> http://www.mycookbook.com>
>
> * Save the change and exit the editor.
>
> * In the main menu, select Rails Applications > Manage Rails
> Applications...
>
> * Check the checkbox next to the cookbook application.
>
> * Click on the Start SCGI button.
>
> * Once the SCGI server says that it is listening to
> 127.0.0.1:9999 <http://127.0.0.1:9999><http://127.0.0.1:9999>,
> open
> our browser and go to:
>
> www.mycookbook.com <http://www.mycookbook.com> <http://www.mycookbook.com>
>
> You should now be using a running Rails application! Poke around in the
> menus
> to see what's there.
>
> Desired Changes for 1.0 Release
> ===============================
>
> * Use Apache2 instead of Apache 1.3
>
> * Run SCGI Rails Runner in the background as a service.
>
> * Allow mutliple SCGI Rails Runner processes to service requests for
> a single Rails application. SRR already allows this on Linux, but
> it still needs to be implemented on Windows.
>
> * Use the C-based MySQL driver for for Ruby (currently the
> Ruby-based driver is used).
>
>

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