[Instantrails-users] Instant Rails and your own applications

Ian Connor ian.connor at gmail.com
Sat May 27 11:58:23 EDT 2006

Thanks - I am trying this!

... just looked too easy to be true.


On 5/27/06, Curt Hibbs <curt.hibbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/27/06, Ian Connor <ian.connor at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I was hoping for a one click install and people to not even know how to
> > use mysql or migrate type stuff.
> >
> > However, I am not sure coping the sources will be enough as I would need
> > to create a database.
> >
> > Having said that, this might be my ignorance on how these things work.
> > If I have all the sql in the migration directory, how can I make sure it is
> > run before the user starts?
> >
> You don't need to do this at all.
> You can set up your database and populate its tabes with data and then zip
> up the Instant Rails directory tree. This is how the cookbook sample app is
> delivered with Instant Rails (take a look at the cookbook database, you'l
> see all the tables there with data).
> If you need to do more at installation time, then you'd have to create a
> true installer. You could take a look at NSIS, which is used by the
> One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows:
>   http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page
> Curt
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Ian Connor
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