CoolStack is a collection of some of the most commonly used open source applications optimized for the Sun Solaris platform. The latest version of this software suite, Cool Stack 1.3, has just been released. Here is a brief overview:
- Python 2.5.2
- Nginx 0.6.31
- New Apache modules including mod_python, mod_ruby, mod_dtrace etc.
- Apache 2.28
- Tomcat 5.5.26
- MySQL 5.1.24
- PHP 5.2.6
- Memcached 1.2.5
- Ruby 1.8.6p114 with Ruby Gems 1.1.1 and Rails 2.0.2
- Ruby performance improvements in the order of 20-30% (with a further 8-15% coming down the line when Ruby 1.8.7 is released)
- Better support for installing Ruby Gems that require native compilation on SPARC systems
The addition of Nginx an Python support along with the performance improvements in Ruby as well as the additional Apache modules are all very useful additions and have yet again come at just the right time for our organisation. Well done to Shanti and his team for providing almost exactly everything we were hoping for in this release, again!