View Full Version : Going to set up a Rails developmen Laptop input needed

May 8th, 2007, 07:08 AM
Well I'm gonna put my old trusty laptop to use and set it up as a Rails development machine and since I havn't done any development in Linux before (besides som java in jEdit) I'm looking for input on how to set it up.

Need input on:

IDE/Editor (preferably with built in directory viewer, needs autocomplete and syntax highlighting, also no Modal editors like vim)
A snappy Desktop Environment or Window Manager that let's me focus on the code and not ripping my hair out for being so slow.
A graphical MySQL administrator, I could do it by hand, but I would probably f* it up, so I would need something to ease me into it.

If this has already been covered I humbly beg for your forgivness, I did a search but only checked top 10 or so topics.

Happy coding to you all!

May 8th, 2007, 03:34 PM
As for an ide, you might want something like eclipse or maybe kdevelop.
For a desktop environment that wont choke you can try xfce, fluxbox or openbox, etc..

Sorry, have no clue about mysql stuff.


May 8th, 2007, 05:41 PM
cheers! :) will look at eclipse and XFCE :)