Vlad 1.2.0 Released

vlad version 1.2.0 has been released!

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.


  • Full deployment automation stack.
  • Turnkey deployment for mongrel+apache+svn.
  • Supports single server deployment with just 3 variables defined.
  • Built on rake. Easy. Engine is small.
  • Very few dependencies. All simple.
  • Uses ssh with your ssh settings already in place.
  • Uses rsync for efficient transfers.
  • Run remote commands on one or more servers.
  • Mix and match local and remote tasks.
  • Compatible with all of your tab completion shell script rake-tastic
  • Ships with tests that actually pass in 0.028 seconds!
  • Does NOT support Windows right now (we think). Coming soon in 1.2.


1.1.1 / 2008-01-14

  • 5 major enhancements:

    • Support for Rake 0.8. Should still work for Rake 0.7.
    • Added git support (contributed by Garry Dolley).
      • Reviewed for accuracy by Evan P…
    • Added lighttpd.rb
    • Added automatic client setup for perforce.
    • Added mercurial SCM support patch. Closes ticket 13475.
  • 6 minor enhancements:

    • Added #put method that wraps up Tempfile/rsync pattern.
    • Added automatic p4 client setup for perforce.
    • Added vladdemo.sh
    • Moved everything over to put.
    • Moved generic app setup to core from mongrel.
    • Parameterized ‘head’ into ‘revision’ variable (with head as
  • 1 bug fix

    • Fixed cleanup to actually properly clean up.
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