Topic: What is all needed to install RMagick (or whatever else you recommend)
I'm having a dilly of a time trying to figure out how to properly install whatever is needed to get images to work on my app. This is essentially the last step I have with the creation of my app for school, so I'd greatly appreciate some tips.
First, is RMagick what everyone recommends? I'm looking for nothing more than the ability to upload an image to a mysql database, resize it, and then display when called. If someone has something else that's better for this, I'd love to hear it and how to install it.
Secondly, with RMagic, it seems like the installation is all messed up - why does it take so much to install a simple gem? I'm confused about everything from the installation page: http://rmagick.rubyforge.org/install-osx.html
- All the image bundles like JPEG, PNG, etc... do I already have that? Do I download and install? How to you install? WTF!? haha
- What's up with all these ports?
Is there any sort of command prompt that will just install everything I need to get image usage up and running quickly for me?
Thanks for all the help in advance. I appreciate it!