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I'd like to install ROR on my Powerbook and I have looked at the link below for installing a pre-packaged version as I am not confident in manually installing it.
The link is for 'Locomotive'
However, I do have two questions:
1. Is it difficult to install and is there a chance it will screw up my PB?
2. When you have it installed, does it work in a 'sandpit' kind of environment where there is no chance you could upset other things.
I am running OSX 10.4.5 on a PB G4 1.67ghz with 2GB of RAM.
1. No. The only thing it could screw up is your Apache install, which, unless you have Web Sharing turned on, will have no impact on the rest of your system. (Also, I don't know if it's hard to install or not. I built and manually installed Ruby/Rails on my computer)
2. I think you mean "sandbox". And no, it does not, however, what are you thinking it would mess with?
Sorry, yeah I meant Sandbox. I was worried it could upset the OS somehow.
How do I program with Ruby? Through the Console?
ROR= Ruby On Roids
Ok Ill leave now, I have no place being in the "Programer's Nook" :p
Yes, Locomotive does install in a sandboxed environment. It shouldn't mess up anything. Go ahead and try it out. Have fun!
Ruby can be programmed in any basic text editor.
I use Locomotive all the time.
It's totally self-contained. It won't mess with your system.
The recommended text editor for ROR is TextMate (http://www.macromates.com/) which does a very good job of integrating with Locomotive. You can try it out for free for 30 days, then a license is €39 (about $40 USD).
It won't mess up your Apache install since it defaults to running apps on port 3000 and above - you shouldn't have any problem with it at all.
Sorry to bump this thread but I need to uninstall Locomotive for a bit. I used App Zapper to find all instances of the Locomotive and moved them to the trash.
However, when I go to delete, I get the error message below.
Can anyone help me here?
Try 'killall lighttpd' in Terminal.
If that doesn't work, 'lsof -n | grep lighttpd' should give you information on which file is using the item.
For more information, check this out (http://stevenf.com/mt/2006/05/lsof_your_new_best_friend.php).
Also hold the option key while emptying the trash.
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