Thursday, August 2, 2012

RubyStack now with Rails 3.2.7 and Varnish

We are happy to announce a new version of BitNami RubyStack that includes the latest version of Rails, 3.2.7.

BitNami RubyStack simplifies the development and deployment of Ruby on Rails applications for development, testing and production. It can be deployed using a native installer for Windows, OS X or Linux, as a virtual machine or in the Amazon cloud. Thanks to the Amazon Free Tier, you can try BitNami RubyStack in the cloud for free during one year.

In addition to Rails we have upgraded the following components:

- Ruby 1.9.3-p194
- Git
- Subversion 1.7.5
- NGinx 1.3.4
- Passenger 3.0.14
- PHP 5.3.15

It also ships the following components that you can use in your applications:

- RVM 1.13.6
- DevKit tdm-32-4.5.2 for Windows
- MySQL 5.5.21
- Apache 2.2.22
- ImageMagick 6.7.5

In this release we include an optional new component: Varnish Cache server 3.0.1 for Linux and OS X. It is a web application accelerator that can be deployed in front of any HTTP server and can significantly improve performance. You can learn more in the BitNami Varnish quick start guide.

It takes just minutes to deploy BitNami RubyStack and we are always looking for ways we can improve it. So go ahead, give it a try and let us know what you think!