[Mongrel] [ANN] Mongrel Web Server 0.3.13 OFFICIAL Release

Zed Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Fri Jun 16 21:03:47 EDT 2006

Finally!  I've released Mongrel 0.3.13 OFFICIALLY to the public for
better or worse.  This release is pretty huge compared to previous
releases.  It's got oodles of fixes, design improvements, hosting
enhancements, win32 changes, and the release even works with the latest

Read all about it at http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/news.html

GETTING 0.3.13

Most people do this:

 $ gem install mongrel

And then go to town.  It is 0.3.13 so you shouldn't run this right on
your production site, but instead test it with your app before going


Things have changed for the win32 world, but hopefully for the better.
The only annoyance is you install one more thing to get the service

 $ gem install mongrel
 $ gem install mongrel_service

This release fixes the problem where upgrading moves the service runner
script, so future upgrades will be much smoother.

The other big change is that you'll have to re-install your services and
learn to use mongrel_rails service:: commands.  Read
http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/win32.html for complete information.

** There is a bug in win32-service that prevents us from shutting down
properly.  Just ignore the exception complaint.**

As a side note, this release also works well with cygwin, and you can
even run your mongrel servers in daemon mode just like on Unix.  It's
slower but might mean you can do capistrano and mongrel_cluster support
in the future.  Very hot.


The list of stuff in this release is pretty big, so read through this
documentation to get an idea of what's changed:

* News -- http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/news.html
* Documentation -- http://mongrel.rubyforge.org/docs/index.html

There's currently documentation for deploying under Pound, Lighttpd,
Litespeed, and other goodies.  Documentation is in the works for lots of
other stuff, but if you see a blank page then feel free to volunteer.


Report the bugs at
http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?atid=5145&group_id=1306&func=browse and
feel free to join the mailing list at
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/mongrel-users if you want to get
announcements or ask questions.

Enjoy the weekend!  And thanks to all the people who wrote
documentation, tested pre-releases, and begged me to release earlier.

Zed A. Shaw

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