Laptop is a shell script that turns your Mac OS X laptop into an awesome development machine.
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Laptop is a script to set up a Mac OS X laptop for Rails development.


1) Install a C compiler.

Use OS X GCC Installer for Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6).

Use Command Line Tools for XCode for Lion (OS X 10.7) or Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).


Run the script:

bash < <(curl -s

What it sets up

  • Ack for finding things in files
  • Bundler gem for managing Ruby libraries
  • Homebrew for managing operating system libraries
  • ImageMagick for cropping and resizing images
  • Postgres for storing relational data
  • Postgres gem for talking to Postgres from Ruby
  • Qt for headless JavaScript testing via Capybara Webkit
  • Rails gem for writing web applications
  • Ruby stable for writing general-purpose code
  • RVM for managing versions of the Ruby programming language
  • SSH public key for authenticating with Github

It should take less than 15 minutes to install (depends on your machine).


Thanks to thoughtbot from whom this scripts are based.


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