This announcement slipped past me last week, but if you subscribe to OraNA, you probably saw it already.
Oracle 10g has come to OS X Intel, and you can has.
According to Justin:
10.2.0.4 Database (Single Instance) Release for Apple MAC OS X on Intel x86-64 is now available for download on OTN.The physical media is to be dropped off to M&D next week.
This is a 64-bit release and provides a 32-bit client bundle as well for 32-bit customer applications. Also, available now are the 32-bit and 64-bit instant client downloads for 10.2.0.4.
The database is supported on the latest MAC OSX release – MAC OS X Leopard 10.5.4.
Rejoice! Especially if you’re a Ruby developer, like Rich, Anthony or Raimonds, this is a happy thing. No more running a VM to interact with your Oracle DB. Raimonds has a handy cheatsheet on the installation process, which could save you some time.