Bad news. The server hosting The Ruby Toolbox went bust on the evening of June 7th. While I do have backups, the original source code is in a very outdated state so I currently don't feel it makes sense to try and get it running again.

For the time being, here is a very stripped down version of the Ruby Toolbox's contents.

Update June 13th: I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on the future of the Toolbox on github. You can also get in touch directly on Twitter.

Christoph

Category
Blog Engines

 Score 26.77

Octopress

 Score 7.83

Publify

Since Typo has been in existence since March 2005, it is likely the oldest blogging platform in Rails. It has a full set of features you would expect from such an engine, which include powerful SEO capabilities, full themes, and plug-in extensions.

 Rubygem typo
 Github fdv/publify
 Score 1.5

Toto

the tiniest blog-engine in Oz.

 Rubygem toto
 Github cloudhead/toto
 Score 0.44

blogit

Add a blog to your Rails application in minutes with this mountable Rails Engine

 Rubygem blogit
 Score 0.1

Serious

Serious is a simple, file-driven blog engine inspired by toto and driven by sinatra with an emphasis on easy setup

 Rubygem serious
 Score 0.07

governor

Because Blogojevich would be too tough to remember. It's a pluggable blogging system for Rails 3.

 Rubygem governor
 Score 0.05

refinerycms-blog

A really straightforward open source Ruby on Rails blog engine designed for integration with Refinery CMS.