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Add a requirements section with zsh in it

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Laptop is a script to set up your Max OS X laptop as a Rails development machine.
+* A C compiler, such as GCC, LLVM, or Clang.
+Download a compiler from [OS X GCC Installer]( if you're on Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) or [Command Line Tools for XCode]( if you're on Lion (OS X 10.7).
-Before you run this script, you need compilers like GCC, LLVM, and Clang.
+* zsh as your login shell.

Spaceghost Aug 2, 2012

Isn't that a bit harsh? It could slow down the completion of the main goal. To get a laptop from 0 to rake very expeditiously.

Support zsh, but I think requiring it, as awesome as it is, to set up the machine in the first place isn't necessary.


croaky Aug 2, 2012


It is a bit harsh, yes. We discussed supporting other shells here and came to the conclusion that we wanted to simply support zsh only for now:


-Get them via [OS X GCC Installer](
-if you're on Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6) or
-[Command Line Tools for XCode](
-if you're on Lion (OS X 10.7).
+To change your login shell run this from a Terminal:
+ chsh -s /bin/zsh
Run the script:

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