Rack 1.0.1, a modular Ruby webserver interface


Today we are proud to release Rack 1.0.1, a maintenance release.

= Rack, a modular Ruby webserver interface

Rack provides a minimal, modular and adaptable interface for developing
web applications in Ruby. By wrapping HTTP requests and responses in
the simplest way possible, it unifies and distills the API for web
servers, web frameworks, and software in between (the so-called
middleware) into a single method call.

The exact details of this are described in the Rack specification,
which all Rack applications should conform to.

== Changes

  • October 18th, 2009: Eighth public release 1.0.1.
    • Bump remainder of rack.versions.
    • Support the pure Ruby FCGI implementation.
    • Fix for form names containing “=”: split first then unescape
    • Fixes the handling of the filename parameter with semicolons in
    • Add anchor to nested params parsing regexp to prevent stack
    • Use more compatible gzip write api instead of “<<”.
    • Make sure that Reloader doesn’t break when executed via ruby -e
    • Make sure WEBrick respects the :Host option
    • Many Ruby 1.9 fixes.

== Where can I get it?

You can download Rack 1.0.1 at


Alternatively, you can checkout from the development repository with:

git clone git://github.com/rack/rack.git
cd rack && git checkout rack-1.0   # for this release

== Installing with RubyGems

A Gem of Rack is available. You can install it with:

gem install rack

I also provide a local mirror of the gems (and development snapshots)
at my site:

gem install rack --source http://chneukirchen.org/releases/gems/

== Contact

Please mail bugs, suggestions and patches to
mailto:[email protected].

Mailing list archives are available at

There is a bug tracker at http://rack.lighthouseapp.com/.

Git repository (send Git patches to the mailing list):

You are also welcome to join the #rack channel on irc.freenode.net.

== Thanks

The Rack Core Team, consisting of

  • Christian N. (chneukirchen)
  • James T. (raggi)
  • Josh P. (josh)
  • Michael F. (manveru)
  • Ryan T. (rtomayko)
  • Scytrin dai Kinthra (scytrin)

would like to thank:

  • Daniel Rodríguez Troitiño
  • Darrin Mann
  • Hongli L.
  • Julien Sanchez
  • Masayoshi T.
  • Simon C.
  • Tom R.

for their work towards this release.

== Copyright

Copyright (C) 2007, 2008, 2009 Christian N.

Rack is freely distributable under the terms of an MIT-style license.

== Links

Rack:: http://rack.rubyforge.org/
Rack’s Rubyforge project:: http://rubyforge.org/projects/rack
Official Rack repositories:: http://github.com/rack
rack-devel mailing list:: http://groups.google.com/group/rack-devel

Happy hacking and have a nice day,
Christian N.
on behalf of the Rack Core Team.

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