On Aug 12, 8:34 pm, "Ian Stephenson" <ian_stephenson@@hotmail.com>
wrote:
> "joviyach" <joviy... / gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1186927956.576751.210850 / i13g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Developing using things like MySQL, PHP, and Ruby has been an absolute
> > nightmare on my Windows XP environment. I was wondering if Ubuntu, or
> > some other flavour of Linux would be much better? I like what I have
> > seen from Ubuntu, so far, but wonder how "RoR friendly" it is?
>
> > <RANT>With Windows, I seem to spend more time trying to make the
> > development environment actually work, than doing any development.
> > It's really quite aggravating.</RANT>
>
> > Any advice appreciated.
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Jim
>
> If you are willing to try persevering with Windows one more time before
> jumping to Linux or OS/X then have a look at Instant Rails
> (http://instantrails.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl?HomePage).  Here is a quote
> from the website:
>
> "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."
>
> Ian

I have tried to use the Instant Rails, but I cannot unzip the file for
some reason. I have tried 7zip, and the WinZip with no luck.