Monthly Archives: April 2008

Developing in Ruby on Rails is like using a Mac

I’ve heard this said many times about the OS X operating system: “Every so often you come across a simple feature that makes you appreciate the forethought of it’s creators”

Running BackgrounDRb wasn’t running because the frozen packet gem wasn’t loading. After a little Google research, I came across a nice solution.

I didn’t originally know that you could specify which Rails plugins you want to load or not load by specifying a list of plugins with config.plugins.

So, to ensure that Gems On Rails, and all of the gems froze with it always load first, I added the following to environment.rb:

config.plugins = [ :gemsonrails, :all ]

Gotta love a simple solution like that :)