Time for next Cool Stack release
By shanti on Feb 29, 2008
It's been close to 4 months since we released Cool Stack 1.2, so it's time to start thinking about the next release. Here's what we have planned so far and as always I'm looking for feedback from current and future users on what you'd like to see. Needless to say, that all currently known bugs will be fixed and the current patches will be rolled into the release. However, if you don't tell us about the problems you've run into, we won't be able to fix them. So, once again I'd like to encourage people to please post your problem/issue/tips etc. on the forum.
Here's a list of stuff we're currently looking at for Cool Stack 1.3 :
|Component||Version in Cool Stack 1.3||Version in Coolstack 1.2|
|Add php extensions: memcache , pdflib, and freetype , mcrypt|| ||-|
|dtrace ruby extension||-|| |
|multithreaded perl||-|| |
|Improve lighttpd with more builtin extensions||-|| |
|mysql performance improvement with libfasttime/libmtmalloc||-|| |
|Add ruby gems :postgres, mysql.||-|| |
|Improve ruby build process (to make easier compilation of external gems)||-|| |
I would like feedback on a couple of areas in particular:
- MySQL 5.1 has many performance improvements and we'd very much like to package this version even though it's not FCS yet (it's been out for a looong time now and should be quite stable). Should we go ahead and use 5.1 instead of 5.0.x ?
- We've heard some complaints about perl not being multi-threaded, but there is a small performance penalty associated with building it multi-threaded (especially if you're not going to be using it's multi-threaded features). Any thoughts ?
Of course, please feel free to comment on anything else you'd like seen added/changed as well.