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In the past, we’ve used our expertise in integrating open source software to develop easy to install, pre-integrated Web Stacks like LAMP, MAMP LAPP and Mono stacks. And we’ve now used that experience to release our latest stack, RubyStack. We received several requests for an easy to install, pre-integrated stack for Ruby, so we put something together that will make it easier for developers to take advantage of the benefits of working with the Ruby programming language.

RubyStack offers a choice of two installation profiles, Production and Developer. The production profile will install Ruby, Subversion, Apache 2.2 with rewrite and proxy support, SQLite, MySQL, ImageMagick and many popular Ruby Gems, such as: Rails, Mongrel, mongrel_cluster and RMagick. The Developer option is a more compact distribution that does not include Apache. Both versions are currently available for Linux and Mac OS X Intel. Future releases will include support for OS X PPC, Windows and Solaris as well. With RubyStack, you’ll have everything you need to create dynamic, engaging web sites and applications, without the hassle of integrating, configuring, and supporting your own build.

You can download or learn more about RubyStack on our website, We’ve partnered with FiveRuns to design, promote and distribute the stack, and it can also be downloaded from their website (where it is distributed under the name RM-Install). Kudos to Oliver, Dean and the rest of the team over there, for their extensive feedback and suggestions to improve the stack.