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
RailsInstaller is bootstrapped, built and packaged via rake tasks.
Download and install the latest RailsInstaller from http://railsinstaller.org/
Bootstrap the project, from the project root run
Install latest Inno Setup Quick Start Pack, ensure iscc.exe is in your PATH
[[ hackety hack... ]]
Download and build all components on the stage
Use Inno Setup to package RailsInstaller
Use the generated RailsInstaller.exe, be happy and prosperous! Be sure to share it with all of your friends!
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.