Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Release Candidate for Ruby 2.0 Available in BitNami

With the release of Ruby 2.0.0 planned for February 24th, you may want to test out Ruby 2.0.0rc1, the first release candidate for this version, and test if your projects are ready for it. In order to simplify this task for you, we have just released BitNami Ruby Stack with ruby 2.0.0rc1. It is completely self-contained and will not conflict with your current development environment. You can download it, give it a try and safely remove it when you are done.

This version includes new features and improvements but it includes a few compatibility issues as well. You can find a list of changes in the Ruby repository.

If you are not familiar with BitNami Ruby Stack, it is a free package that simplifies the development and deployment of Ruby on Rails applications. This version includes ready-to-run versions of Apache 2.2.23, MySQL 5.5.29, Ruby 2.0.0rc1 and Rails 3.2.11. It also includes RVM 1.13.6, NGinx 1.2.4, Passenger 3.0.17, SQLite 3.7.10, Git and all required dependencies.

BitNami RubyStack can be deployed using all-in-one free native installers (for Linux and Mac OS X), virtual machines and Amazon Cloud Images as always and we are happy to add Windows Azure as an additional Cloud platform. If you are not familitar with this platform yet, check our Getting Started guide to learn how easy it is to run BitNami applications through the Windows Azure management console.