This evening I decided to put Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 to see how it performs and what packages are available on ARM. I’m happy to report that Ruby 1.9.3 (p194) and Rails 3.2.9 work perfectly (albeit slowly :-D).
Step 1: Ubuntu
I followed Ubuntu’s steps for installation and it worked fine. There was an odd issue connecting via ssh, but I think it was my router. I had to ssh out of the tablet to my desktop before the desktop could ssh to the tablet.
iptables was empty on both. Dunno what was up.
Step 2: Ruby
I followed my own ubuntu setup instructions, except I substituted
libsqlite3-dev for the postgresql packages.
Step 3: Rails
gem install bundler and
gem install rails, took a minute or two, but it worked.
Step 4: A Blog!
Of course I had to make a blog, that’s the Hello World of Rails! I simply used
rails g scaffold Post title:string body:text then
rake db:migrate and
rails server, then wrote my post.
Honestly I was very disappointed at how easy it all was. I was looking for a challenge :-Dblog comments powered by Disqus