Hi all,

I know the question in the subject of this thread might seem a bit
strange, but I wanted to get the opinion of others regarding the best
operating system for Ruby hosting and development. What I'm mainly
looking for is an OS with up to date packages. Right now I'm running
CentOS 5.3, but the Ruby package is still at 1.8.5 and the upgrade
process is a bit tricky. I know that I can just compile from source,
but I'd rather spend my time writing Ruby instead of managing
packages. I've installed software from source before, and it can be a
pain. ;)

I'm hosted at Slicehost, so my options are the following:

Arch 2009.02
CentOS 5.2 or 5.3
Debian 5.0
Fedora 10 or 11
Gentoo 2008.0
RHEL 5.3
Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS, 8.10, or 9.04

I have run almost all of these operating systems at one point or
another (in college I used to experiment with them), but I'm not
familiar with the latest versions of each. Thanks in advance.

Michael