Making your Rails project setup easier

Luke Redpath has come up with a brilliant, and simple solution for having to install a large set of standard Rails plugins with each new Rails project. Rails Plugin Packsâ„¢ is a YAML file defined set of plugins that his Plugin will then go through and install.

Therefore, you can build up your set of Location based plugins, such as:

Plugin Packs


about:
name: Mapping Pack
description: A set of mapping and geocoding plugins
author: Andrew Turner
email: rails@highearthorbit.com
website: http://www.highearthorbit.com
plugins:
ym4r_mapstraction:
source: svn://rubyforge.org/var/svn/ym4r/Plugins/Mapstraction/trunk/ym4r_mapstraction
GeoRuby:
source:
metacarta-geoparser:
source: http://opensource.agileevolved.com/svn/root/rails_plugins/unobtrusive_javascript/tags/rel-0.1
yahoo-geocode:
source: http://opensource.agileevolved.com/svn/root/rails_plugins/navigation_mappings/trunk


about:
name: User site
description: Plugins for a standard site with users for authentication and basic cms
author: Andrew Turner
email: rails@highearthorbit.com
website: http://www.highearthorbit.com
plugins:
acts_as_authenticated:
source: http://svn.techno-weenie.net/projects/plugins/acts_as_authenticated
comatose:
source: http://mattmccray.com/svn/rails/plugins

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About the Author

Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.