[ANN] unicorn 1.0.0 - yes, this is a real project

Augusto Becciu augusto at jadedpixel.com
Thu Jun 17 21:47:35 EDT 2010


Wow, awesome. Huge congrats Eric!

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 7:08 AM, Eric Wong <normalperson at yhbt.net> wrote:
> Unicorn is an 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
>
> Changes:
>
> There are only minor changes since 0.991.0.
>
> For users clinging onto the past, MRI 1.8.6 support has been
> restored.  Users are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the
> latest 1.8.7, REE or 1.9.1.
>
> For users looking towards the future, the core test suite and
> the Rails 3 (beta) integration tests pass entirely under 1.9.2
> preview3.  As of the latest rubinius.git[1], Rubinius support is
> nearly complete as well.
>
> Under Rubinius, signals may corrupt responses as they're being
> written to the socket, but that should be fixable transparently
> to us[4].  Support for the hardly used, hardly documented[2]
> embedded command-line switches in rackup config (.ru) files is
> is also broken under Rubinius.
>
> The recently-released Rack 1.2.1 introduced no compatiblity
> issues[3] in core Unicorn.  We remain compatible with all Rack
> releases starting with 0.9.1 (and possibly before).
>
> [1] tested with Rubinius upstream commit
> cf4a5a759234faa3f7d8a92d68fa89d8c5048f72
> [2] lets avoid the Dueling Banjos effect here :x
> [3] actually, Rack 1.2.1 is broken under 1.8.6.
> [4] http://github.com/evanphx/rubinius/issues/373
>
>
> The Future:
>
> * Bug/compatibility fixes as needed, of course!
> * Scalability for hardware that may be common in 5-10 years
> * Rainbows!  LOTS of Rainbows!
>
> Thanks for reading!
>
> --
> Eric Wong
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