Lion, Rails 3.1 and WordPress Clients
I havenât gotten much done on Inner Light Tools on the last few months. My day job had taken over all of my free time, at the same time, I was waiting for Rails 3.1 to finish up. Iâd begun converting the code over with one of the early Release Candidates, but when I updated my MacBook to Lion, things broke. At the same time Iâd tried renaming the Xcode directory, and then make and gcc stopped working. Even when I moved the folder back they wouldnât work.
Because I couldnât compile any native code, the upgrade to rails 3.1 final wouldât work. I couldnât get Xcode to reinstall from the App Store either. So I reinstalled it on another machine, and made a copy of the installer before it was finished (when it gets deleted). With that I was able to reinstall, and everything started working again, thankfully.
Now that I had a final version of Rails. I could get on with the code. Over the weekend I spent some time deleting parts of the app. Originally Iâd planned to allow users to build customized intake forms, but dealing with all the complexity that brought was driving me nuts, and taking forever to code. So Iâve cut it out, and itâs not just a simple model.
I may go back to that idea in the future, if my users actually want that kind of thing. Iâll ask them first.