Being an Ubuntu user, and not a staunch advocate of one of the main text editors (Vim, Emacs), I thought I’d have a go at installing RubyMine. They’ve recently been advertising everywhere in the Ruby world (RailsEnvy, Railscasts, etc)
Installing is fairly straightforward.
1. Get the app and a trial / real installation key. The latest version when I grabbed it was v1.1
2. Unpack it, and move it to /opt/rubymine
tar -xvzf rubymine-1.1.tar.gz (tar output... extracted a folder named rubymine952) sudo mv rubymine942 /opt/rubymine
3. Sort out java.
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jre sun-java6-sdk
Rubymine expects the java executable to be at /bin/java, but Ubuntu has it at /usr/bin/java
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/java /bin/java
4. Add a launcher. I’m adding it to the top panel. Right-click on the panel and choose “Add to Panel”.
There’s an icon at
… and the application is
Now to see if RubyMine is any good!