Archive for the 'Ruby on Rails' Category

DreamHost offers Passenger / mod_rails

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

The Ruby on Rails deployment tool we wrote about a while ago has just been launched.
To enable Passenger, edit any of your fully hosted domains or add a new domain from the Manage Domains area in the web panel, and check the Ruby on Rails Passenger (mod_rails) checkbox.

When you then point that domain’s web [...]

DreamHost Testing New Rails Deployment

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Apparently DreamHost have been beta testing Phusion Passenger – a new and interesting mod_rails deployment tool – and so involved in the development, that they are mentioned in the release notes.
According to their website, Phusion Passenger makes deployment of applications built on the Ruby on Rails web framework a breeze, because:

Deployment is only a matter [...]

Ruby on Rails upgraded to 2.0.2

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

DreamHost has just finished upgrading all servers to Ruby on Rails 2.0.2.
Rails 2.0 was released about a month ago and contains new features, loads of fixes and an incredible amount of polish.
The official Rails blog has an article describing a number of the more interesting new features in the release which appears to be quite [...]

Get a free Ruby on Rails book from SitePoint

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

SitePoint is now giving away the full PDF version of their Ruby on Rails books Build Your Own Ruby on Rails Web Applications.
I briefly mentioned the book back in February, when they were giving away the first four chapters, but this time it’s the entire book (12 chapters – 447 pages) you can download.
The book [...]

Ruby on Rails upgraded to 1.2.3

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

As announced two weeks ago a new version of Ruby on Rails has just been rolled out.
DreamHost is now running Rails version 1.2.3 and Ruby version 1.8.5.
This update in mainly a maintenance release making Rails compatible with the newest version of Ruby (1.8.6).
Only two new gems has been added in this update: ruby-debug and tzinfo. ruby-debug [...]

Learn Ruby on Rails

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

For everyone who has wanted to try out Ruby on Rails, but found the task a bit daunting: SitePoint has just published a Ruby on Ruby on Rails tutorial for beginners.
The tutorial is in fact two chapters (chapter 3 and 4) from their new Ruby on Rails book: Build Your Own Ruby On Rails Web [...]

Rails 1.2.1 is being rolled out…

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Today, Monday, DreamHost will begin to roll out version 1.2.1 of Rails.
The main features of the new Rails 1.2 is the REST (and general HTTP appreciation) support (e.g. mime types, HTTP status codes, etc.) and multibyte-safe UTF-8 support.
If you’re running the popular Rails blogging engine Typo, you’re encouraged to freeze Rails immediately. If you’re running [...]

Ruby upgraded to 1.8.5

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Ruby has been upgraded from version 1.8.2 to 1.8.5. A summary of changes can be found at
According to DreamHost Imagemagick is currently being upgraded to version 6.2.4 and Subversion is being upgraded to version 1.3.2.
While Ruby has been upgraded on some servers, they are deploying the new version on a slow rate, since the [...]

Rails upgraded to 1.1.5

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Ruby on Rails has been upgraded today from 1.1.2 to 1.1.5, because of a serious security issue. The Rails developers have chosen not to reveal any specifics about the security hole, but urge everybody to upgrade as soon as possible.
Kudos to DreamHost for completing this upgrade within a few hours of the release of this [...]

Typo 4 on DreamHost

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Typo, the popular Ruby on Rails blogging engine, has just released version 4.0.0.
Aiden Bordner has written a short tutorial about Getting Typo 4 running on DreamHost and LabRatZ has blogged about his steps to migrate from Typo 2.6.0 to 4.0.0 on DreamHost. Finally there’s a helpful tip in the CactusWax blog.