Ruby One-Click Installer for OSX
This package is the most simple way to equip your Macintosh Apple OSX System with Ruby - similar to the Windows Ruby One-Click Installer. It replaces the broken Readline library, updates to a current version of SQLite3 and makes your OSX ready for Rails, which needs at least Ruby 1.8.4 to run. The current Ruby Version is 1.8.6 (1.8.5 is recommended for Rails) and Rubygems 0.9.4.
This package's intention is to stay small while being a Universal Binary that serves everything to deploy Ruby Applications on OSX Machines - Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger or Leopard. You don't need to compile anything and you don't need Apple's Developer Tools (xcode) installed.
The Ruby One-Click Installer for OSX is adding the installed files to /usr/src, not replacing Apple's original Ruby. That means you can easily uninstall this package or switch to Apple's Ruby again.
Ruby 1.8.6 » SQLite 3.4.0 » Mongrel 1.0.1 (+dependencies) » Ruby/LDAP 0.9.7 » Ragel State Machine Compiler 5.22 » Rubygems 0.9.4 » Gem: sqlite3-ruby (1.2.1) » Gem: daemons (1.0.6) » Gem: rake (0.7.3) » If you want to install Ruby on Rails with the Ruby One-Click Installer for OSX, just type 'sudo gem install rails' in your Terminal.app after installation.
The main Package comes without any documentation files, to keep the download and install-size at a minimum (the size after installation is always below 50MB). Most of the people that just want to run Ruby applications don't need that documentation files. If you need those files, please download and run the 'Documentation Package', which includes the complete ri and rdoc files for Ruby and the pre-installed gems.
Why is RubyOSX better than any Huge 1000TB Rails-Everything-Out-Of-The-Box bloated installer? Maybe you want to deploy Ruby Applications without Rails (yes, that's also possible), say with the Camping Microframework. This Installer is small in size (both download and when installed) and can be easily uninstalled if you don't need it anymore - which won't be the case, we promise.
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