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RM-Install: A new multi-platform, enterprise-level Ruby on Rails stack

By Peter Cooper / September 3, 2007


RM-Install is a new, free Ruby on Rails stack developed by FiveRuns, a company that provides enterprise-level management solutions for Ruby on Rails applications. Of course, Rails and Ruby are already available for free, but RM-Install provides you will everything you need in one deployment. The components include Ruby 1.8.6, Rails 1.2.3, MySQL 5.0, SQLite 3.3, Subversion 1.4, Apache 2.2, OpenSSL, ImageMagick, Mongrel (with clustering support), Capistrano, Gruff, Rake and RMagick.

Currently RM-Install is available for OS X (Intel) and Linux only, but versions for OS X (PowerPC) and Windows will follow soon. Perhaps this is the holy grail of getting a Rails development environment up and running (with ImageMagick no less) in minutes?


  1. Jordi says:

    Have you seen RubyWorks?

  2. Jordi says:

    Gah, the link as eaten. It was rubyworks_dot_rubyforge_dot_org.

  3. Lori Olson says:

    Have you seen Locomotive with the RMagick bundle? OSX Intel and PPC, and it's been available for ... at least 18 months.

  4. John Long says:

    How is this different from the Bitrock Ruby Stack?

  5. Garret says:

    Hey John,
    If you had actually gone to the RM-Install web page you would see the large bold print at the top of the page that says "RM-Install, powered by BitRock, is a free, multi-platform, enterprise-class [...]".

    The summary version:
    RM-Install is the software by BitRock provided by FiveRuns, an enterprise rails management company.

  6. Carl says:

    Since when has ruby 1.8.6 been production ready? Last I checked there were Thread deadlock bugs, other quirks, and generally was not production ready or "enterprise".

    I guess all FiveRuns really offers is a scapegoat as opposed to a reliable product.

  7. Mark Thomas says:

    It's not "enterprise" until it works on Unix and Windows. Personally, I'd love to see a Solaris package.

  8. WIlliam says:

    Locomotive doesn't include subversion, apache, etc so it's not the same thing

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