Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Updated BitNami Cloud Hosting Demo Video

As you know, we have been hard at work on BitNami Cloud Hosting to make it even easier to deploy and manage applications on the cloud. Last month, we made improvements to the server configuration screen that allow you to drop in PostgreSQL, OpenOffice, Memcached and Tomcat to your server with one click. We also enhanced the monitoring functionality and added the ability to add notes to servers.

Now that we have updated the user interface, we put together a new demo video that shows the new functionality. Check it out!

If you think this is cool, just wait until you see what we have coming! Stay tuned for new features to be released in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

BitNami JBoss 7 Stack

Now with BitNami you can test and enjoy JBoss 7. The first thing that you will notice when you start using this new version of JBoss is that the directory structure is quite different from previous releases. The management interface is also different. Apart of that, it now can be run in two different modes: domain mode and standalone mode.

BitNami JBoss 7 Stack installs and configure JBoss in standalone mode, this is the configuration required in most of use of cases. In this article you can find a quick look of the new features of JBoss.

Monday, September 19, 2011

You've got mail!

One popular request in our forums has been how to configure mail support in BitNami applications. This is necessary for some applications to send notification to users, reset passwords and other common features. This process varies from application to application and can take some time to research and implement manually, even if you are following a Wiki guide. Some applications require to configure a file, others to install a module or plugin and configure the server SMTP settings.

We have now simplified this process significantly both in our downloadable installers and in our BitNami Cloud Hosting service. As part of the installation process you will be prompted for your SMTP server information or, if you are using a common mail provider like Gmail or Yahoo!, just your username and password. In the latter case, it is recommended that you create a separate mail account from your normal mail account, just in case!

Choosing an email provider
Entering the credentials

The applications that currently support this configuration are Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla!, Alfresco, Redmine, Moodle, Magento, Dokuwiki, SugarCRM and the new Stack Pootle, that makes the translation processes simpler. We continue working on adding support for other applications.

You can also configure the account to send emails from your favorite applications in the Cloud with BitNami Cloud Hosting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New RubyStack support Rails 3.1

If you are a Rails developer, you are aware that Rails 3.1 was recently released . We have now updated our BitNami RubyStack Development stack to include support for it.

This release includes the following updated components:
  • Ruby 1.9.2-p290
  • Rails 3.1  (of course!)
  • PHP 5.3.8
  • Apache 2.2.19
  • Passenger 3.0.9
  • and many more updated packages that you can check in the Changelog.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Spanish versions of BitNami WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal stacks

We are happy to announce the release of Spanish version of our WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal stacks. See below for some screenshots of both the installation wizard and the installed applications:
Joomla! installer setup screen

Spanish Drupal 

Spanish Wordpress

Spanish Joomla!

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing localized versions of our most popular stacks, including German, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and several other languages. If you are interested in contributing to one of the translations, please do get in touch with us by emailing us at hello (at) bitnami.org.