Rails 7.1.0.alpha2 (main) Test-drive
Installing & creating a new Rails 7.1 from Main
Install Rails Gem
To install rails you first need to install the rails gem with:
gem install rails
I thought it would be fun to test the new alpha version of rails - but I always forget how to do this without upgrading an existing projects.
Discover the Pre-release versions
gem list rails --remote --prerelease -e
--remote - checks the rubygems site - not the locally installed versions
--prerelease - find pre-release versions
-e - use an exact match (many packages have rails in the name).
If you find a package version you want the you install using:
gem install rails --version 7.0.0.alpha2 # or (also works to install older versions of rails) rails _7.0.0.alpha2_ new magic_links
Install main branch (an unpackaged version)
to install rails using
rails new rails71 --main
Favorite switches for rails new:
Now continue as normal!
I like install: