[ANN] unicorn 0.93.4 - *BSD stdio compatibility

Eric Wong normalperson at yhbt.net
Tue Oct 27 04:56:13 EDT 2009

Unicorn is a HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve
fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take
advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels.  Slow clients should
only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering
both the the request and response in between Unicorn and slow clients.

* http://unicorn.bogomips.org/
* mongrel-unicorn at rubyforge.org
* git://git.bogomips.org/unicorn.git


This release mainly works around BSD stdio compatibility issues
that affect at least FreeBSD and OS X.  While this issues was
documented and fixed in [ruby-core:26300][1], no production
release of MRI 1.8 has it, and users typically upgrade MRI more
slowly than gems.  This issue does NOT affect 1.9 users.  Thanks
to Vadim Spivak for reporting and testing this issue and Andrey
Stikheev for the fix.

Additionally there are small documentation bits, one error
handling improvement, and one minor change that should improve
reliability of signal delivery.

Andrey Stikheev (1):
      workaround FreeBSD/OSX IO bug for large uploads

Eric Wong (7):
      DESIGN: address concerns about on-demand and thundering herd
      README: alter reply conventions for the mailing list
      configurator: stop testing for non-portable listens
      KNOWN_ISSUES: document Rack gem issue w/Rails 2.3.2
      stop continually resends signals during shutdowns
      add news bodies to site NEWS.atom.xml
      configurator: fix broken example in RDoc

Suraj N. Kurapati (1):
      show configuration file path in errors instead of '(eval)'

[1] http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/2267
Eric Wong

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