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Pivotal's OS X workstation customizations

From: Adrien
Sent on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:10 PM
A few years ago, one of the Pivotal Labs execs gave a talk at EB Ruby and mentioned they used customized Mac OS X images with Ruby, Rails, etc. installed and configured. I mentioned this to someone at Pivotal recently, who told me they now use Chef cookbooks (scripts) to set up their OS X machines for Ruby and Rails development. He also said Pivotal has open-sourced those scripts, and pointed me to the Github repo for them. The repo says they are for Mountain Lion, but the "pivotal_workstation" folder contains a collection of older scripts that will likely work with versions other than Mountain Lion. As a Linux user, I haven't tested these; its safe to assume they work fairly well considering the source. They are now calling the project "Sprout":

Would appreciate it if anyone who ends up using those scripts could post how it works out, sometimes I'm asked to help OS X users with Rails and have been looking for a good way to install ruby/rails/mysql/etc.

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