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README.md

RailsInstaller

Rails development environment installer for Windows

Overview

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.

  1. Download and install Install the Development Kit [DevKit]

  2. Download and Install Ruby 1.8.7

    (1.8.7 recommended for maximum compatibility at this time)

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  1. Use DevKit to build all components on the stage

    rake railsinstaller:build

  2. Install require gems:

    gem install rubyzip2 rake rails

  3. Install latest Inno Setup Quick Start Pack, ensure iscc.exe is in your PATH

    http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php#qsp

  4. Use Inno Setup to package RailsInstaller

    rake railsinstaller:package

  5. 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.

Packaging/Installer

We are using Inno Setup, a free installer for Windows programs.

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