Forum: Ruby vlad 1.3.0 Released

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Ryan D. (Guest)
on 2009-03-05 03:29
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vlad version 1.3.0 has been released!

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Vlad the Deployer is pragmatic application deployment automation,
without mercy. Much like Capistrano, but with 1/10th the
complexity. Vlad integrates seamlessly with Rake, and uses familiar
and standard tools like ssh and rsync.

Impale your application on the heartless spike of the Deployer.


### 1.3.0 / 2009-03-04

* 9 major enhancements:

   * Added darcs support. (Brian P.)
   * Added git support. (Garry Dolley)
   * Added lighttpd support.
   * Added merb support. (Jamie M.)
   * Added passenger support. (Alan Harper)
   * Added/merged god, nginx, thin, and maintenance tasks. (github
   * Allow set to specify that a proc value is :per_thread.
   * Apply Mercurial SCM support patch. Closes ticket 13475
   * remote_task now supports args and supplies task (by Daniel P.

* 19 minor enhancements:

   * Add role toplevel method similar to namespace.
   * Added #put method that wraps up Tempfile/rsync pattern.
   * Added #role toplevel method, similar to #namespace.
   * Added FAQ for using vlad through a gateway.
   * Added Phil Hagelburg's one-line multi-stage deployment patch
   * Added rake tracing for rsync command.
   * Added umask variable.
   * Adds specific order to loading. Should fix a number of bugs.
   * Extended to allow for N simulated hosts (mostly for
   * Fixed tempfile dependency in #put if you don't load lighttpd or
perforce (yipstar)
   * Mercurial now automatically initializes the repository. (Jamie
   * Moved everything over to put.
   * Now requires rake 0.8.1+.
   * Parameterized 'head' into 'revision' variable (with head as
   * Split shared symlink creation to a separate task. (Steve Purcell)
   * Support rake 0.8.
   * Switched to ThreadGroup for Action#execute
   * Updated rakefile for new hoe abilities
   * remote_task :role now allows an empty list of hosts.

* 11 bug fixes:

  * Fixed vladdemo.rb, now uses my checkout for further stress testing.
  * Moved core recipe to front. Was breaking mongrel setup.
   * Added automatic client setup for perforce.
   * Fix mercurial support.
   * Fixed 'too many files' error.
   * Fixed a lame warning in the tests.
   * Fixed cleanup to actually properly clean up.
   * Fixed rake var doco
   * Moved generic app setup to core from mongrel.
   * SSH flags are now an Array for proper inclusion in the command.
(Guillaume Pierronnet)
   * git archive now specifically specifies tar format.

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