Brad Ediger wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 08, 2007 at 06:15:05AM +0900, Eric H. wrote:
>> If anyone here is considering writing a book on Ruby or Rails I'd like
>> to ask you to do one thing:
>>
>> Please, please, please do not do us the disservice of putting a
>> chapter(or more) on how to install Ruby/Rails.
> 
> +1 here. And I'm putting my money where my mouth is. You'll have to wait
> a few months to *not* read about how to install Rails, though:
> 
> http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Rails-Brad-Ediger/dp/0596510322
> 
> Assuming we don't change the chapter order between now and then, the
> first chapter will have you neck-deep in Ruby metaprogramming.
> 
> It really does hurt my page count not to include huge screenshots of
> installing Ruby, Rubygems, and Rails on Linux, OS X, and Windows,
> though. ;-)

Yeah, and I'll likely buy the book just so I can support someone who
gets that if one is learning a programming language that they are
probably quite capable of compiling from source, not to mention capable
of simply installing from a *gasp* installer. I too put my money where
my mouth is.