On 1/4/2010 9:29 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
> Everything within the VM image: the O/S, the ruby version, the gems,
> everything it provides which is not stuff I added myself.
>
> If this is going to be a pre-built Ubuntu image with ruby and a bunch of
> gems installed, then I could just use debootstrap or ubuntu-vm-builder
> to prepare it, and apt-get update (or unattended-upgrades) would keep it
> up to date.
>
> OTOH, if this is a teaching tool, then upgrading is not really a big
> deal. When it becomes stale, the user can throw it away and get a fresh
> one.
>
> Perhaps your focus is on people who don't already have a Linux distro on
> their desktop, but who are able to install something like vmware-player
> to run the image? If so, then I misunderstood the aim. When I read ruby
> VM, I was thinking of people running datacentres who want an easy way to
> install and maintain many Ruby application servers.
>    

A teaching tool is exactly what this is aimed at. While we have talked 
about developer-centric VMs also, it's not the primary focus atm.