Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Diaspora* now available in BitNami!

We are glad to announce that Diaspora* has been released in the BitNami Library! Diaspora* is an Open Source distributed social networking service. It addresses privacy concerns related to centralized social networks by allowing users to set up their own server (or “pod”) to host content. Pods can interact between them to share status updates, photographs, and other social data.

Do you want to have your own Social Network? BitNami Diaspora* allows you create it in minutes in your own server. It is a self-contained, easy to use distribution that makes it simple to get started with the Diaspora* application.

Once you install Diaspora* you can choose if you want to share your content with he Diaspora* community or use the application for a private group. For instance, businesses can take advantage of some of the features and functions of social networking to foster communication and enable more efficient collaboration among peers, teams and departments, but without the concerns of exposing sensitive or confidential data to half a billion other social networking users.

You can now download free, ready to run native installers for OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Azure and Amazon EC2 images for Diaspora*. You can also now launch a free cloud demo server with the BitNami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the launch button below.




Diaspora* welcome page


Diaspora* login page


Diaspora* user stream page


Get started with Diaspora* easily with BitNami! We hope this new stack helps to grow the Diaspora* community.

We selected to package BitNami because it won our online contest in which members of the Bitnami community vote for their favorite apps. Do you have an app that you love and would like to be part of BitNami? Check out our monthly contest page, so you can vote for it (or suggest it if not already there).

Friday, October 25, 2013

WordPress 3.7 Now Available on BitNami

We are happy to announce that the recently released WordPress 3.7, which is now available in BitNami.

If you just want to check out this new version, you can instantly launch a free cloud demo server (it will run for one hour) with the BitNami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the button below.



Some of the highlighted features of WordPress 3.7 are the following:

- Automatic Background updates: Automatic upgrades are now available for minor versions of core, but it can also be extended to theme or plugin updates by choice.

WordPres 3.7

- A better password meter that will prevent lazy passwords
- Improved search
- Better global support with language packs
- and more features


At BitNami, our goal is to make it ease to test and deploy the latest versions of open source web applications and language runtimes. The BitNami WordPress stack includes a pre-configured version of WordPress and all of its required dependencies. You can now download free, ready to run native installers for Windows, OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Azure and Amazon EC2 cloud images.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Start testing and contributing to Drupal 8

We are happy to announce a new package for Drupal 8 that includes Git. Now it is even easier to sync Drupal code with the official repository and start testing your Drupal-based applications.

In case you are not familiar with BitNami Drupal, it is a self-contained, easy to use distribution that makes it simple to get started developing and deploying Drupal applications. To get started with BitNami Drupal, you can download free, ready-to-run installers for Linux,Windows and Mac OS X, virtual machine images (VMs) and cloud images for the Amazon and Azure clouds.

BitNami Drupal installer

Before start using Drupal, we suggest updating the code to get the latest changes. Go to the installation directory and start the "use_drupal" console. This console is a script to load the required environment variables and paths to make your Drupal installation work. It is useful to run it before using any commands included in the stack: mysql, php, drush and git among others.

Git allows you to upgrade your Drupal installation to work with the latest 8.x version. It is already configured with git autocompletion so using the Tab key you can see suggested options. The repository was also configured following the official recommendations from the Drupal project.

Drupal console
Drupal 8 dashboard

We encourage you to try this new version of Drupal and start testing the latest improvements.  Try now Drupal 8 with BitNami Drupal!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Ghost - the New Blogging Platform - Now Available in BitNami

We are happy to announce that Ghost is now available in BitNami!

For those of you that are not familiar with Ghost, it is a Kickstarter crowd-funded blogging platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It is well designed, completely customizable and Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog with a simple, clean and focused user interface. It also has a smart writing screen. Markdown is presented on the left and a live preview is provided on the right. Ghost also includes a simplified, customizable analytics dashboard.

BitNami Ghost is a self-contained, easy to use distribution that makes it simple to get started with Ghost. To get started, you can download free, ready-to-run installers for Linux,Windows and Mac OS X, virtual machine images (VMs) and cloud images for the Amazon and Azure clouds.

If you just want to check out Ghost, you can instantly launch a free cloud demo server with the BitNami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the button below.



Thanks to the help of John O'Nolan and Hannah Wolfe, co-founders of Ghost, for their help with building the BitNami Ghost packages.

Ghost editor

Try Ghost in an instant in the cloud for free!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Security fix for Review Board, new version 1.7.15 released

Review Board version 1.7.15 has been just released addressing several security issues. For details about all the fixes included in this release please check the official release notes.

If you are using BitNami Review Board, it is recommended that you upgrade your installation to include the latest security fixes. We just released new native installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2 and Azure cloud images that ship the latest, updated version.

We will also be removing older versions of Review Board from Amazon, Azure and other repositories, to prevent end users from inadvertently launching insecure versions of this application.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

JRuby 1.7.5 released!

We are happy to announce a new version of JRuby stack: 1.7.5. For those of you who may not be familiar with the project, JRuby is a 100% Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. It is Ruby for the JVM. JRuby provides a complete set of core “builtin” classes and syntax for the Ruby language, as well as most of the Ruby Standard Libraries.

The goal of JRuby 1.7 point releases is to fill out any missing compatibility issues with Ruby 1.9.3. This version fixed a number of issues related to compatibility and performance. You can find the list of the bugs fixed and new features here.

BitNami JRuby stack is a free self-contained package that simplifies the development and deployment of JRuby applications. This version includes ready-to-run versions of Java 1.7.0_40, Apache Tomcat 7.0.42, MySQL 5.5.32, JRuby 1.7.5 and all required dependencies.

It can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X), virtual machines and Cloud Images. Check it out!




Friday, October 4, 2013

TYPO3 now available in BitNami



We are happy to announce a new Stack addition to our catalog: TYPO3! TYPO3 is an enterprise-class Open Source CMS used internationally to build and manage websites of all types, from small sites for non-profits to multilingual enterprise solutions for large corporations.

 TYPO3 framework offers unlimited flexibility by letting developers extend its functionality and add new types of content elements using standard programming practices like MVC (model-view-controller) design. It is also a user-friendly, intuitive tool for producing and maintaining web pages. TYPO3 is supported by a large community of both users and developers.

You can now download free, ready to run native installers for Windows, OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Azure and Amazon EC2 images for TYPO3. You can also now launch a free cloud demo server with the BitNami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the launch button below.



TYPO3 Introduction Package

TYPO3 Admin panel

Get started with TYPO3 easily with BitNami!

Have an app that you love and would like to be part of BitNami?  Checkout our monthly contest page, so you can vote for it (or suggest it if not already there)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New BitNami contest winner: Diaspora

We are happy to announce the latest winner of the BitNami contest: Diaspora*!

Diaspora* is a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service.  Installations of the software form nodes which make up the distributed Diaspora* social network. Instead of everyone’s data being contained on huge central servers owned by a large organization, local servers (“pods”) can be set up anywhere in the world. You can create your local pod and connect with the Diaspora* community worldwide.

We are working now to release pre-configured, ready-to-run native installers for Linux and OS X, virtual machines, and cloud images for Windows Azure and AWS. This will make it very easy to try out Diaspora*. Stay tuned!

We want to thank the community members that took the time to vote in our contest and made Diaspora* the winner. You can also vote for other projects or nominate a new project that isn't yet on our list. Don't forget to ask others to vote and share your favorite project so that it has more chances to win!