Raindrops 0.8.1 - compatibility fixes

Raindrops is a real-time stats toolkit to show statistics for Rack HTTP
servers. It is designed for preforking servers such as Rainbows! and
Unicorn, but should support any Rack HTTP server under Ruby 1.9, 1.8 and
Rubinius on platforms supporting POSIX shared memory. It may also be
used as a generic scoreboard for sharing atomic counters across multiple


This release fixes a build problem found under a current SmartOS. This
release also runs successfully on FreeBSD 9.0 under both x86-64 and

There are also documentation updates from Aman G. and a test suite
fix from Jeremy E. for OpenBSD.

raindrops fully supports unicorn on recent versions of FreeBSD, OpenBSD,
SmartOS, and possibly other Free Software systems. Portability reports
and fixes for Free Software systems is greatly appreciated at
[email protected]

Non-Free systems will never be supported.

raindrops requires the Linux 2.6.18 or later for full functionality
(which unicorn does not require). Future releases will take advantage
of the unix_diag functionality found in the Linux 3.3 (and later)