Rails development environment installer for Windows
The goal of this project is to generate an installer that when run installs all of the most common components for a Rails development environment with no required prerequisites on a Windows system.
How to Contribute
The entry point to the system is via Rake.
Download and install Install the Development Kit [DevKit]
Download and Install Ruby 1.8.7
(1.8.7 recommended for maximum compatibility at this time)
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Use DevKit to build all components on the stage
Install require gems:
gem install rubyzip2 rake rails
Install latest Inno Setup Quick Start Pack, ensure iscc.exe is in your PATH
Use Inno Setup to package RailsInstaller
Use the generated RailsInstaller.exe and be happy!
Development Kit (DevKit)
A MSYS/MinGW based toolkit that enables RailsInstaller to build native C/C++ packages, both for Ruby and gems. DevKit is built and maintained by the wonderful folks over at the RubyInstaller (http://rubyinstaller.org/) project.
Ruby 1.8.7 on Windows
RubyInstaller is a self contained package installer which installs Ruby and RubyGems on a windows system, head over to http://rubyinstaller.org/ for more information.
We are using Inno Setup, a free installer for Windows programs.