[OSM-dev] osm on rails

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemeD.net
Thu Jul 20 11:40:16 BST 2006

Steve wrote:

> With rails, hacking on the server at home would be much easier as it
> runs on anything and is much simpler to hack on than setting up apache
> etc. The unicode stuff becomes easier. Certain bits will be sped up and
> it'll become much easier to add features that I want to. The big apache
> rewrite directives won't be needed and the code becomes somewhat easier
> to read and maintain. I've hacked a bit on it and given that OSM is
> already in ruby it's going quickly.
> Any thoughts?

Easy installation is definitely good. Installing mod_ruby and eruby is  
making my brain hurt.

Only concern I'd raise is that stability is a real virtue. The move to  
REST happened two days after I'd worked out how to use XML-RPC, now  
this just after I've got mod_ruby working (though not eruby, yet).  
Obviously that's coincidence, but moving around too frequently doesn't  
encourage developers. I'd say go for Rails if we're going to stick  
with it.


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