Using homebrew and cask allowed me to bootstrap a dev box in ~30 minutes. If you enjoy homebrew you will love cask.
Only somewhat related, but I always wondered why homebrew insisted on compiling things for every user, when every user is on the same exact platform and hardware. Bootstrapping an OpenBSD server or workstation takes me all of 3 minutes with pkg_add zsh vim ruby ... because there’s no slow download servers, no compilation, minimal dependency downloading/installing, and no random build failures that I seem to get often with homebrew.
pkg_add zsh vim ruby ...
Are there plans to get this into homebrew itself?
I’d definitely be down for giving it a shot. I figured it’d be a good idea to develop it as a separate project for awhile before considering a merge upstream.