[ANN] unicorn 0.99.0 - simplicity wins

Jamie Wilkinson jamie at internetfamo.us
Thu May 6 16:49:12 EDT 2010

Re: bundling/isolating:

> If it is not possible to only have one Rack version installed
> "globally", then they should either use Isolate or Bundler and
> install a private version of Unicorn along with their preferred
> version of Rack.  Users who install in this way are recommended
> to execute the isolated/bundled version of Unicorn, instead of
> what would normally be in $PATH.

A caveat about using a bundled unicorn binary (via `bundle exec unicorn`): if you use capistrano-based deployment, make sure to use a shared vendor/bundler_gems!

Obviously this is much faster than re-bundling each release, but it also prevents the unicorn binary from going missing -- if unicorn is originally executed as /app/releases/XXY/vendor/bundler_gems/bin/unicorn and that release gets rolled back or pruned by :keep_releases, the original master's binary is now gone & it will no longer be able to fork new unicorn masters (is this expected behavior/a known issue?)


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