How to improve the Ruby on Rails experience for next Ubuntu release ?
There have been some discussions during the last two Ubuntu Developer Summits about improving the Ruby on Rails experience in Ubuntu. Thoughts have been collected in a blueprint and preliminary work has been outlined in the RubyOnRailsStack wiki page. The content deals primarily with hosting RoR applications and is based around apache2 configured as a reverse proxy for Mongrel.
A higher level issue is related to deployment workflow. The question is how can Ubuntu be improved to streamline RoR application deployment ? Every system administrator has its own scripts to deploy Rails applications – are there any patterns there ? Could these be integrated into Ubuntu ? How do you manage the development-testing-production cycle of Rails application deployment ?
The Ubuntu Server Team is looking for input of Rails users. Add your feedback to the discussion section on the RubyOnRailsStack page and help us shaping out a rock-solid RoR experience for Intrepid Ibex.