It seems faster, it seems more polished, its just very pleasant to do work in.
Here’s what I learned though about Ruby in Leopard: 1. It’s already up-to-date (at least as of this writing.) If you do a “gem update –system” on Leopard, you will be sorry.
[on OFTC Internet Relay Chat Link Address] Mac's with version 10.5 Leopard or higher already have Ruby and Ruby Gems installed, Ruby and Ruby Gems update instructions are found here at the Homebrew for OS X page, as well as instructions for adding Homebrew to your OS X machine if you do not already have it installed.
If you are using an earlier version of Mac OS like 10.3 or 10.4, try following any directions at Ruby Gems to see if your version is still supported officially or not, plus there many community workarounds and tips for those wishing to still make use of OS X or Pure Darwin sometimes registers here too on older machines or newer machines both.
(Update: I have seen some reports of problems regarding upgrading on Leopard and Ubuntu - 64 bit.
Open up the 'Software Center' app from your launcher and type in `Ruby Gems` without quotes into the application search box at the top right, and press [enter].
All you’ll need to do is update your Rails installation, but we’ll worry about that when we reach that step in the Rails installation instructions for Mac OS X 10.4—you’ll see that it’s very easy. “My slightly older Mac comes with Ruby preinstalled! However, the version of Ruby that shipped with OS X prior to version 10.5 is a slimmed-down version that’s incompatible with Rails, and is therefore unsuited to our needs.