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Ruby bundled with Rails – over 100 of the most popular RubyGems bundled together so you can get coding right away.

Why ActiveState Python?

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Create a Ruby environment that contains just the RubyGems you need

 

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Build RubyGems from source code with our tamper-proof secure build service. Identify & fix vulnerabilities as and when they occur

 

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Share your Ruby environment “source of truth” with your teams, ensuring environment reproducibility

Why ActiveState Ruby?

Customizable Icon
Customizable
Create a Ruby environment that contains just the RubyGems you need

 

Secure Icon
Secure
Build RubyGems from source code with our tamper-proof secure build service. Identify & fix vulnerabilities as and when they occur

 

Collaborative Icon
Collaborative
Share your Ruby environment “source of truth” with your teams, ensuring environment reproducibility

Why Download Ruby From ActiveState?

ActiveState has been in the business of providing supported, community-derived open source software (OSS) language distributions for more than 20 years. Developers know they’re getting Ruby, Python, Perl, and Tcl that “just works” out of the box.

ActiveState Ruby is available via our ActiveState Platform, which contains its own catalog of over 100,000 of the most popular RubyGems pulled from public repositories like rubygems.org. Download Ruby + Rails, or configure your own Ruby environment for your project. The ActiveState Platform’s tamper-proof build service will automatically and securely build it for Windows and Linux, including any linked C libraries, and then automatically install it to your local machine in a virtual environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ActiveState Ruby is free to download, but there are some limits on use: you can have no more than one runtime active at any given time. An active runtime is the number of instances of software from the ActiveState Platform that you run in a 24 hour period.

If you need more runtimes, please see our Plans and Pricing page.

We recommend downloading a recent version of ActiveState Ruby for Windows or Linux from the ActiveState Platform.

You will be prompted to create a free ActiveState Platform account using your email address or GitHub credentials.

Ruby and Ruby on Rails (RoR) provide one of the most popular programming languages and frameworks for web application development. ActiveState Ruby can be used to develop both commercial and non-commercial applications for organizations both large and small.

In general, it’s always best to choose the latest minor Ruby version, or else the previous minor version in order to ensure compatibility with recent versions of third-party RubyGems, as well as to minimize vulnerabilities. For example, if the most current version is 3.1, the safe bet is to use 3.0.3.