Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CMS Made Simple more simple than ever!
We are happy to announce that CMS Made Simple is now part of the Bitnami Library!

CMS Made Simple provides a fast and easy way to create a web site and manage its contents. It can be used by everyone from large corporate IT departments to home users.

Thanks to the community votes, CMS Made Simple is even easier to start working with it. To get started with it, 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 EC2 and Azure clouds.

CMS Made Simple installer

If you just want to check out CMS Made Simple, you can instantly launch a free 1-hour cloud demo server with the Bitnami Cloud Launchpad by clicking the button below. The default password is "bitnami".

In case you are not familiar with the project, some of the main features of CMS Made Simple are the following:
  • SEO Friendly URLs
  • Modular and extensible. There is a large catalog of Themes and Modules that allows you build your own site faster
  • Easy user and group management
  • A large and active community

CMS Made Simple Admin console
Would you like your favorite app to be part of Bitnami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our contest!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New PHP Platform Stacks released with 5.5.7, 5.4.23 and 5.3.28

A PHP security vulnerability with OpenSSL was recently published. An attacker could use a malformed certificate to cause PHP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

If you are using Bitnami PHP Stack, it is recommended that you upgrade PHP to the new patched versions: 5.5.7, 5.4.23 or 5.3.28. We just released new versions of the PHP development installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2 and Azure cloud images that ship the new PHP version.

Bitnami PHP development stacks ships Apache, MySQL, PHP in addition to other libraries and dependencies. You can click in the images to download the files.

There are also available for download PHP development versions with PostgreSQL database instead of MySQL.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

WordPress 3.8 now available on Bitnami
WordPress 3.8, nicknamed "Parker" (after Charlie Parker), with its beautiful new design, is now available from Bitnami. If you are already using a Bitnami WordPress image, you can simply upgrade your version from the admin panel.

Not familiar with Bitnami WordPress? In short, it is the easiest way to install your own wordpress instance. We've packaged Wordpress up as a self-contained, incredibly fast distribution that makes it simple to deploy. To get started with Bitnami WordPress, you can download free, ready-to-run installers for Linux,Windows and Mac OS X or our virtual machine images (VMs). Or, if you want to have a hosted Wordpress, you can deploy Bitnami Wordpress into the cloud via the Amazon and Azure clouds.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Give it a try. You can also launch a free cloud demo server and in minutes have a fully configured Wordpress 3.8 instance up and running.

Some of the most important features of WordPress 3.8 include:

- It brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey. It uses the Open Sans typeface that provides a simple and friendly text.

New WordPress 3.8 Dashboard

- New vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.
- It ships eight new admin color schemes.
- New theme management
- New Twenty Fourteen theme, a sleek new magazine theme.

Twenty Fourteen theme

Get started with new WordPress easily with Bitnami Wordpress stacks.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Need massive compute power? Bitnami now supports C3 instances in Amazon EC2

We’re pleased to announce that Bitnami now supports AWS C3 instances. C3 is the next generation of high performance and economical processors for helping EC2 users to crunch big data or manage 3D graphics or perform other magnificent feats of computing glory.
We already support the general purpose M1-M3 types and computer optimized C1 types. When Amazon announced the new C3 type last month, we got to work.
C3 clould server hosting with Bitnami
Selecting a C3 instance through Bitnami is simple.
  1. Launch an image from our library in the cloud
  2. Open the Bitnami Cloud Hosting interface to manage your server
  3. Select the server you want to manage, click the Manage button, then resize the server using the slider 
And you're done!

Ready to get started?

Launch Btinami server

Get an instance of Wordpress, Joomla, Alfresco, MongoDB, or any of our other 80+ open source apps in minutes.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Bitnami logo from 99 Designs

It’s been a long time in coming, but we have a brand new, something-we-can-be-proud-of logo. As a small and fast-growing startup, there are scores of well-deserving, high priority projects, but designing a spiffy new company logo wasn’t one of them. Until it was.  
Last month, Amazon RE:Invent 2013 was right around the corner and, given the over 100 MM hours of AWS usage we drove this year, we decided to have a booth at the show. It was now or never to have a spanking new look for the 8000+ attendees who would be there. The old logo had its time in the sun, but we wanted something that was modern and could work anywhere (website, tshirt, dog collar, tattoo, etc.).
We did what any self-respecting startup does: waited until the last minute then signed up for 99 Designs. And it was flawless. We received an overwhelming 338 designs to choose from. It wasn’t an easy choice, but we finally selected a winner from GEEDSIGN. After a few more mods, voila! Let us know what you think of the new design! (In case you forget what the old logo looked like, you can see it here)

After the logo was selected, we produced a tradeshow booth, brochure, and lots and lots of t-shirts all with less than two weeks before the event. A big thanks to our own Fred Kelly for churning out the tradeshow collateral lickety-split. 
The logo is part of a larger focus on marketing, which is apropos because I'm happy to announce that I've just joined Bitnami as their first full-time marketing director. Before Bitnami, I worked at Atlassian where I was their first full-time marketing director hired back in 2005. And now I am absolutely stoked to be part of the coolest cloud company around – and I'm secretly in love with the office location in the heart of everything San Francisco. (Ready for your own change of scene or know someone who is? We're hiring, both in San Francisco and Sevilla.)

Made it this far? Lucky you, because the first 10 people to comment on this form or below in the Comments on which Bitnami apps/stacks they're using get a free shirt. :)

Rails security issue: Bitnami apps updated
Several important Rails security vulnerabilities were recently published. They affect the current 3.2 and 4.0 versions of the Rails framework. You can find more info about them at this Rails blog post.

If you are using Bitnami Ruby Stack, it is recommended that you upgrade Rails to the new patched versions: 3.2.16 or 4.0.2. We just released new versions of the installers, virtual machines and Amazon EC2 or Azure cloud images that ship the updated Rails versions:

- Ruby Stack 1.9.3,   with Ruby 1.9.3-p484 and Rails 3.2.16
- Ruby Stack 2.0.0,   with Ruby 2.0.0-p353 and Rails 4.0.2
- Ruby Stack 2.0.1preview2,   with Ruby 2.0.1preview2 and Rails 4.0.2

We have released updated Redmine, GitLab, Spree, Tracks, Gitorious stacks with the latest Rails version and will shortly release new versions of Discourse, Publify and Diaspora.

For more details about these security issues please check the information provided in the official Ruby On Rails blog. If you already have installed a version of these applications please make sure that you update your environment or apply the appropriate patches.