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We have released RailsInstaller 1.2 for Windows. You can download it on the RailsInstaller website now!

RailsInstaller will quickly get you up and running with Rails. In one easy-to-use installer, you'll get set up with all the common packages necessary for a full Rails stack, with git and ssh setup thrown in for free! Download it now and you can be writing (and running) Rails code in no time. If you like it, use it as a Rails welcome kit to share with others!

New 1.2 features include:

  • Significant clarification of the README for anyone who would like to fork the project and contribute
  • TinyTDS (example forthcoming in an upcoming post, yay!)
  • ActiveRecord SQLServer Adapter
We've also bumped the default installed version of Rails to:
  • Rails 3.0.7
We're still bundling Ruby 1.8.7 because Ruby 1.8.7 continues to be a better “out of the box” experience for newcomers to Ruby on Rails on Windows. That said, stay tuned for some exciting news coming next week!

For a quick introduction view the RailsInstaller Demo. In the screencast demo, I demonstrate the installation workflow of RailsInstaller. I also walk through how to put your newly generated ssh public key on github and how to signup for an Engine Yard AppCloud trial account. (If you haven't heard about the AppCloud free trial, you can learn more in the announcement post.)

For more info on RailsInstaller, drop by the website to download it, and join the discussion group to help us continue to improve it. You can also watch Dr. Nic's Getting Started with RailsInstaller for Windows webinar for a good overview.

Remember folks, please share RailsInstaller with your colleagues, friends and family!


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