Jay Levitt wrote:
> On Sun, 07 Oct 2007 23:33:21 -0400, Eric H. wrote:
> 
>> Sadly, I'd rather buy your book if I needed it than to pay for the info
>> to be included in the other books where I do not. ;)
> 
> Sure.  The problem is the use case of someone who's been wanted to play
> with Rails all week.  Finally has a long weekend, stops by Barnes & Noble
> or CompUSA to find the appropriate books.  They have a few, some are even
> the latest version.  He grabs them, takes them home, and starts reading:
> 
> "First, enter the console app, where you'll be able to execute ruby
> statements with real-time feedabck.  From console..."
> 
> and the reader goes "What?  What conosle? What directory is it in?"
> 
> Than then parses out to one of two problems:
> 
> - OSX user with a built-in Ruby 1.8.2 install and library, and potentially
> old versions of the gem updater that need manual intervention to start
> pulling down 0.i gem;
> 
> - Ditto, but they've installed Locmotive at some point, which stores Ruby
> and libs in yet another directory hierachy;
> 
> - Windows user now, using the OCI, puts his lib under his C:RUBY hierarchy
> 
> - Another one tries to put it under My Documents
> 
> - And the last one tries to get clever and start switching to cygwin so
> they can use bash.

cygwin ... slowly I turned ... step by step ... inch by inch ...

> 
> Yeah, there's a book in there.

# emerge -v rails

which installs all the dependencies including Ruby.
> 
> Jay
>