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Release Notes

v3.0.1 (December 18, 2013)

  • Management Console:
    • Updated Web Console for enhanced user and organization management
    • [100376] Support line breaks in env variables in Web Console
    • [99914] App Store: Apps with missing requirements (e.g. services) have disabled deploy buttons
    • [101029] UI for creating routes and associating them with applications
    • [101031, 101738, 101739, 102081] UI for managing domains
    • [101786] Added route management UI to application view
    • [101840] Update web console browser requirements
    • [101910] App Store offers options for which Domain to push to
    • [101942] Fixed Organization quota usage bar
    • [102013] Prevent deletion of reserved URIs
    • [102023] Removed "Allow non-local URLs" setting. Domains are now attached to Organizations.
  • Docker (Containerization):
    • [101853] Upgrade to Docker 0.7
    • [101893] Fix a Docker container memory leak
    • [101772] New naming scheme for app images (stacks)
    • [101813] Added networking tools (net-tools package) in app image
  • Logyard:
    • [101635] Fix inotify panic in systail
    • [101616] Updated inotify
    • [100670] Avoid camel-case in stream JSON keys
    • [101558] Limit the number of custom app logs
    • [101863,101887] max_user_drains quota replaced by max_drains_per_app
  • Kato:
    • [101648] kato report and kato cluster --all (-a) options changed to --cluster (-c)
    • [101354] Add kato cluster upgrade functionality
    • [102106,101700] Fixes to kato node reset
    • [101798] Fixed kato process stop config_redis (and sup stop config_redis) hang
    • [101081] Config changes force a process restart
    • [101188] kato report no longer asks for sudo password
  • [98724] Added global admin hooks
  • [99950] In-place node and cluster upgrade
  • [98574] Added SNI support to Stackato router (SSL configuration)
  • [101993] App Store: use shell escaped args when calling stackato client
  • [101560] Enable rotation of some log files
  • [101692] Remove appstore containers after use
  • [101993] Fix shell escaping of arguments in app store deployments
  • [101872] Deleting an app will now delete its drains
  • [100396,101370] Added import/export support from both CFv1 and CFv2 based systems
  • [101823] Upgrade Ruby and Rails components against reported vulnerabilities
  • [101973] Upgrade ActiveRecord to 3.2.16
  • [102025] Revoke AOK token on logout
  • [101822] Address NGINX CVE 2013-4547
  • [101925] Remove passwords from cloud_controller_ng logs
  • [102003] Enhancements for web console re-branding
  • [101917] Account for different exit status returned by Fence
  • [97541,101449] Made libpq-dev and bundler available in container
  • [99476] Improve security of router SSL handling
  • [100687] Add max length validation to org and space names (64 chars)
  • [100900] Deny non-SSL requests to AOK
  • [101254] Update java-buildpack from v1.0 to v1.5
  • [101590] --env settings are always written
  • [101750] Add --url to appstore push API
  • [101980] DATABASE_URL and POSTGRESQL_URL env variables now uses "postgres://" instead of "postgresql://"
  • [101980] JDBC_DATABASE_URL env variable now available ("jdbc:postgresql://")
  • Stackato client updated to v3.0.0
    • [102085] Fix issues communicating with Stackato v2
    • [101761] Improve handling of UPSI vs. managed services
    • [101763] Add configurable --timeout for start and push commands
    • [101473] Warn about a BUILDPACK_URL without proper framework type
    • [100929] Dropped --name alias for --as
    • [90686] Add stackato run --all option
    • [101381] Improve semantic checking of YAML keys
    • [101702] Allow the use of plain domains (without host) for (un)map
    • [94022] Add pre-push hooks
    • [97575] Improve -d debug port handling
    • [101507] Improve handling of multi-instance app startup
    • [101443] Improve handling of switch commands against known orgs/spaces
    • [101812] Improve handling of non-json responses
    • [101859] Show events for spaces as well as applications
    • [101949] Default to URL based on current space
    • [100346] Fixed hang in stackato tunnel with CF v1 targets

v3.0.0 Beta (November 6, 2013)

  • [93889] Update core components to Cloud Foundry v2 API
  • [99842] Update AOK replacement of UAA to new CFv2 API compatibility
  • [101162] Update NATS message bus to use gnatsd
  • [97026,98612] Replaced Doozer with Redis
  • [100386,100732] Update Linux kernel to Raring backport
  • [100215] prevent crontab breakage caused by newlines in environment variables
  • [99604] New X-Frame header configuration option for router
  • [96349] Separate user and admin documentation
  • Containerization:
    • [100352,101383] Use Docker for containerization
    • [96266] Improve app startup flapping prevention under high-load
    • [99614] New default limit of 50 processes per container. Configurable with kato config under fence max_container_processes
    • [98668] Memory consumption during staging is now limited to 1.5 times the application's allocated memory by default. Configurable with kato config under stager app_memory_multiplier
  • Kato:
    • Add kato node retire to gracefully shut down a DEA, moving its application instances on other available nodes first.
    • kato admin ... commands removed; use the corresponding stackato admin ... commands or the web console
    • [93195,101079,101195] New kato node upgrade command to support node-level upgrades
    • [98649] kato process stop fence now correctly stops fence process
    • [98390] kato node attach now checks for version compatibility when adding a node to a cluster
    • [99521] --no-stop option removed from kato role remove command.
    • [99745] kato config no longer supports node-specific config; --node option removed.
    • [100861] Extend kato node setup firstuser to require default organization
  • Languages:
    • [99429] Add Ruby 2.0 runtime and remove Ruby 1.8.7 (EOL)
    • [99368] Fixed problem building Nokogiri 1.6 gem. Stager now uses using system libraries (NOKOGIRI_USE_SYSTEM_LIBRARIES=true).
    • [94620] ActivePerl 5.14 removed
    • Update to ActivePython 2.7.5.6 and ActivePython 3.3.2.0
    • [99977] Update PHP to 5.4 for default runtime
    • [99840] Support legacy frameworks with built-in buildpack
  • Logyard:
    • [99435] New kato log drain status command for showing drain status
    • [98325] Move drains from doozer to redis
    • [98687] Add "AppGroup" field to app log stream
    • [98836] Add "HumanTime" field to systail log stream
    • [98870] Add app crashes/exits (eg: OOM killer) to cloud events
    • [98686] Add harbor service provision events to cloud events
    • [96827] Cloud Events patterns are now configurable (via kato config)
    • [99534] New read_limit setting for apptail (default 16MB) to cope with extremely large application log files
    • [99571] Application log drain URLs now properly sanitized (v2.10.6 'logdrain-sanitize' patch)
    • [100512] Fix a leak in growing TCP connections causing systail to crash (inotify panic), and logyard drains to malfunction.
    • [100507] New WARNING log message on drain retries
    • [98214] Improve handling of drain state transitions
    • [98998] Compile with Go 1.1
    • systail now works with logrotate managed files (eg: router2g-access.log)
  • Management Console:
    • Update look and feel, improve inline loading and responsiveness using websockets
    • [99505] New Activity Stream API and timeline
    • [94745,94274] New disk activity and disk space graphs
    • [98737] New dashboard for router metrics
    • [99452,100047] Updated App Store to use new API and YAML format
  • Services:
    • [99874] Core services ported to CFv2 API
    • [97164] Micro cloud starts with Memcached, Redis, PostrgreSQL, RabbitMQ, and MongoDB roles disabled by default (enable via Managment Console).
    • [98930] RabbitMQ updated to 2.8.7
    • [98457] RabbitMQ 3.1.3 available (disabled by default). Enable with kato role add rabbit3
    • [99518] Increased default filesystem service size to 500MB
    • [99444] Make mysql service compatible with Amazon RDS
    • [98902] MongoDB client updated to 2.4.1 in application container
  • Client:
    • [96623] Full support for CFv2 API, maintained CFv1 compatibility
    • Updated command set for CFv2 terminology changes
    • [96061] Enforce stricter interpretation of positional options and commands to disambiguate some commands
    • [98509] Support array of applications in manifest.yml
    • [100564] Support user provided service instances
    • [99376] Show status of user drains
    • [100254] Removed host subcommand

v2.10.x Patches

See Stackato FAQs tagged 'patch' on the ActiveState Community Site.

v2.10.6 (June 10, 2013)

  • [98980] New kato patch command
  • [96962] New Google Apps authentication strategy for AOK
  • [96395] Upgrade ActivePython distribute version to the latest
  • [98481] Fix a postgresql readiness issue on 'kato data export'
  • [98785] Upgrade Nginx to v1.2.9
  • [98626] Fixed 2.6.7 to 2.10 cluster data import error
  • [98632] pyopenssl now installable via PyPM without an ActivePython Business Edition license
  • [98602] Fixed orphaned erlang beam processes on rabbitmq service deletion
  • [98636] Fixed filesystem service capacity limits
  • [98626] Autoscaling: Fixed ArgumentError in get_datastore (1 for 2)
  • [98681] Correct ownership of /home/stackato/.ssh/known_hosts
  • [98715] cloud_controller X-Accel-Mapping header missing
  • [98722] Locked down redis_server port from container access
  • [98735] Management Console: Overview now shows number of nodes in cluster
  • [99133] App Store: re-enabled Services filter
  • [98875] Fixed cloud controller error when increasing app instances in Management Console
  • [98884] Cloud controller now sends router.unregister NATS message on shutdown or restart
  • [98928] Fixed incorrect status codes in router2g access log
  • [98942] Hooks with grails (java_web) framework fixed
  • [98590] Fixed kato status role reporting overlap
  • [98972] Fixed MySQL service metadata import
  • [98985] Less aggressive DEA autoscaling
  • [98997] Fixed potentially blocking operation during retry of TCP drains
  • [99006] kato op upstream proxy ... now correctly modifies the LXC template
  • [99025] Longer (and configurable) timeout for kato op regenerate postgresql
  • [99040] Management Console now un-maps URLs correctly
  • [98966,99012] fixed broken postgresql first boot task
  • [99145] Fixed an issue where services may not be deleted from the web console
  • [99153] Fixed Harbor service issues with UDP backend health checks
  • [99220] Fix for cloud-init Stackato 'rename' task failing
  • [99230] Fixed cloud-init failing to install custom apt-packages
  • [98997] Fixed potentially blocking operation (up to 10s) in drain:stop
  • Fence/DEA (app container management):
    • [98979,98990] More accurate disk usage monitoring
    • [99100] Fixed a DEA memory leak with droplet management
    • [98749] Fixed FATAL -- Can't create DEA pid file: Process already running
    • [98700] Fixed traceback on DEA restart (parse_info!': undefined method `[]')
    • [98688] Fixed Filesystem::node: No such file or directory - /var/vcap/sys/run/fence.sock error
    • [97619] Improved the accuracy of (accounted) container memory usage
    • [99147] Ensure container creation failure does not crash fence
    • [99204] Fixed "No such file or directory" ENOENT error on DEA
    • [98934] Container cleanup fix
    • [99202] Fixed "can't add new key into hash during iteration" warning on container cleanup
  • stackato client updated to 1.7.4
    • [97359] New default behavior for stackato update preserves previously set environment variables. New --env-mode replace option enables the old behavior of removing or resetting environent variables.
    • [96962] New token command for interactive token-based authentication with external SSO systems.

v2.10.4 (April 5, 2013)

  • [97520] Oracle DB add-on with stackato dbshell support
    • ORACLE_URL and JDBC_ORACLE_URL env vars if Oracle service present
    • Spring auto-configuration of Oracle DB binding
  • Improvements to Logyard:
    • [96008] Fix logyard crash and uncleaned drains sometimes triggered by kato log tail
    • [98244] Delete app drains on stackato delete
    • [97614] Improve apptail reliability
    • [98279, 98354] Configurable finite retry on drains
    • [98169] Configurable maximum limit on user drains
    • [98326] Support for named custom format for use in drain URIs
    • [97856] apptail: handle NATS disconnection
    • [98280] Fix retrying behavior to reset retry delays after some point
    • Simplified formatting of log records in logyard.log
    • [98354] Reduced the frequency of retry warnings (esp. for Cloud Events)
    • Stability improvements [98091, 96337, 98342, 98243, 98240, 98423]
  • Core runtime updates for stability and security [97667, 97978, 97857, 97551]
    • [98515] Upgraded PostgreSQL to 9.1.9 to address CVE-2013-1899 (major), CVE-2013-1900, and CVE-2013-1901
    • [97645] Improved cookie handling of token
    • [97649] Prevent REST API cross site request forgery
    • [97646] Prevent XSS vulnerability through App Store yaml file
    • [98256] Address CVE 2013-1857 in Rails
    • [98521] Reduce controller default memory limit to 50% (from 70%) before it is restarted
    • [98050] Updated doozerd
  • Node.js
    • [97557] Updated node08 runtime (0.8.22)
    • [98068] Added node010 runtime (0.10.1)
  • Perl:
    • upgrade to uWSGI 1.4.9
    • updated ActivePerl-5.14 runtime (5.14.4.1405)
    • added ActivePerl-5.16 runtime (5.16.3.1603)
    • latest App::cpanminus supports installation via URLs and from git
    • added support for cpanfile to specify dependencies
    • added experimental support for Carton, the Perl module dependency manager
  • Python: upgrade to uWSGI 1.4.9
  • Ruby:
    • [98316] Update Ruby autoconfiguration library for MongoDB
    • [98223] Improve handling of stdsync usage
    • [98113] Updated Ruby buildpack
  • Router improvements
    • [97806] Implement NATS connection error handling and retry logic
    • [98292, 98252] Fix possible JSON truncation in large responses
    • [98403] Correctly drop lost controller nodes from routing table
    • Additional fixes [96790, 98062, 98029, 97882]
  • kato updates:
    • [95989] kato users has moved to kato data users
    • [97251] Added kato node list to list all nodes and which roles are running on them
    • [98137] kato tail skips logyard INFO records unless --raw is passed.
    • [98107] Correct kato node rename to handle existing pushed apps when using mdns
    • [97934] Prevent kato data export exception if memcached services was never used
    • Additional bug fixes [98067, 96792, 97597, 97769, 97808, 97810, 97753, 97392, 97761, 97752, 97809, 97561, 98009, 96795, 98384, 98272, 98481, 98402]
  • [98281] Fix an issue with stopping apps during DEA shutdown.
  • [96175] Fix a regression in stackato files logs/staging.log not returning staging.log
  • [97895] Fix yajl load error in wait_for_fs.rb (when filesystem service is used)
  • [98282] Speed up ssh connections to system
  • Web console improvements [97736, 97702, 95765, 97701, 96121, 97777, 98144, 97699, 98140, 97996, 97882]
    • [98254] Display Logyard configuration settings
    • [98042] Fix memory leak on long-open pages polling cloud events
    • [98127] Instant refresh of in-page modified components
  • [97025, 98259] Improve DEA internal connectivity speed
  • [98281] Improve DEA app cleanup on shutdown
  • [93626] Enforce random postgres password at first boot
  • [96007] Fix JBoss database support error when no services are defined
  • [97731] Reduce long polling calls from the web console
  • [97772] Correct ability to do first user setup after kato factory reset
  • [97993] Made log rotation more strict (rotate any log in /s/logs/ over 10MB)
  • [91120, 98299, 97973] Usernames are now stored in a case insensitive manner
  • [98182] Updated Mono framework add-on to 3.0 Beta (Mono version 2.11)
  • [98312] Update user authentication check to return compatibility to vcap_java_client
  • [97322] cloud-init updates
  • [97253] Change of "cloud_controller" role to "controller", new "primary" role
  • [98314] Restrict kernel messages to tty console to errors only
  • [98289] Improved console tty startup process to show progressive start state
  • [98288] Update MongoDB to 2.4.1
  • [97322] Improved cloud-init support to allow some kato commands to be called deferred
  • [98523] Make MySQL service STORAGE_QUOTA_INTERVAL and KEEP_ALIVE_INTERVAL configurable, move quota check to every 30s default
  • [97760] Properly handle timeout errors when checking DB quotas
  • [97619] Updated app instance memory calculation to use container group stats
  • [98550] Set container memory limit exactly at app instance memory request (was overallocating 12.5%)
  • Documentation updates
  • stackato client updated to 1.7.2
    • [98187] New stackato admin grant/revoke/list
    • [98145] Fixes to some false negative key warnings
    • [98221] Fixed multi-app push from stackato.yml
    • [98045] Correct limits management between users and groups
    • [96810] Correct handling exploded .war directories
    • Additional bug fixes [98238, 96930, 98181, 92751, 98089, 97958, 97906, 97520]

V2.8 (February 26, 2013)

  • App Store improvements
    • Now a separate component.
    • Full streaming of application deployment output to the Management Console
    • [96401] App Store output now available in app log stream (stackato logs)
    • [97622] App Store uses upstream proxy info (e.g. provided by kato op upstream_proxy set).
  • New Harbor port service
    • Allows external ports to be forwarded directly to your app
    • Supports TCP, UDP and dual TCP/UDP ports.
    • Supports multiple app instances (TCP only)
    • [95358] Supports use of custom and multiple SSL certs with your application. For apps that use frameworks, harbor provides a built-in HTTPS server with SPDY support for the custom certificate(s).
    • Passive health checking of unavailable backends or unresponsive apps.
  • Fence (fully non-blocking container management):
    • Less memory usage, faster DEA/stager performance
    • Faster container startup
    • Addition of per-app enforced disk limits
    • Improved security via Unix user-level compartmentalization in the kernel (each container now has its own Unix user)
    • Support for any IP range for LXC containers (configurable)
    • Removing (deprecating) lxctrl processes (less memory use)
  • AOK (user authentication):
    • Optional external user authentication component
    • LDAP authentication support
  • [97274] PostgreSQL: HSTORE (key/value storage) support in the PostgreSQL service.
  • Redis: upgrade to v2.6 (release notes)
  • Python: upgrade to uWSGI 1.4.5
  • Perl: upgrade to uWSGI 1.4.5
  • Java: JPDA debugging for java_web applications via Harbor port service.
  • Go: upgrade to the latest Go buildpack
  • Logyard updates
    • [96620]: Drains are now retry infinitely if disconnected.
    • [96338]: Added new fields to the JSON of application log stream: AppID (application ID), AppName (application Name), NodeID (host DEA IP of the instance)
    • Added a new file:/// drain for debugging purposes.
  • [96493,96498] UI improvements for non-admin users in Management Console.
  • [95986] New 'app-dir' key in stackato.yml to support deploying from a specific sub-directory.
  • [97013] No port lookup for app host in incoming HTTP header.
  • [95902] Management Console: Warn when deleting the last role on a node.
  • [96729] Admin-configurable web console login expiration
  • [96700,96653] Rails security fixes.
  • [96677] mDNS backend: avahi-daemon removed and avahi_announcer replaced with avahi_publisher and app_mdns.
  • [96225] Manual SSH key configuration on systems with separate Router, Cloud Controller, or Load Balancer nodes is no longer required during setup.
  • [96696] Allow simultaneous 'kato tail' sessions.
  • [96932] Fix certain /files routes e.g 'stackato files' from not being routed correctly.
  • [95576] Prevent CC from being blocked during a vSphere scaling operation
  • [96708] Major changes to kato commands and command naming:
    • "kato start|stop|restart" now manipulates roles, not processes.
    • "kato enable|disable" is now "kato role add|remove"
    • "kato attach" is now "kato node attach"
    • "kato setup micro" is now "kato node setup micro", "kato setup core" is now "kato node setup core" and "kato setup load_balancer" is now "kato node setup load_balancer"
    • "kato setup controller" and "kato setup node" have been retired. Use "kato node setup core" and "kato node attach" instead.
    • Change to how "kato drain add" options are passed. Dropped --option key=value --option key=value in favor of a just key=value key=value
    • For "kato role add|remove" (previously kato enable|disable), --all-but and --only are now boolean flags that act on the list of roles given. Therefore "kato enable --all-but dea,prealloc" becomes "kato role add --all-but dea prealloc"
    • "kato role remove" no longer supports the flag --no-stop
    • "kato rename" is now "kato node rename"
    • Added "kato role list" to list all roles and number of nodes they are enabled on.
    • "kato config" now takes action keywords "set", "get", "del", "push" and "pop". This is not backwards compatible. Example is "kato config set <component> <key-path> <value>".
    • "kato tail" is now "kato log tail"
    • "kato drain" is now "kato log drain"
    • "kato process start|stop|restart" can now be used to manage processes, though managing roles via "kato start|stop|restart" is recommended.
    • "kato ready", for checking the ready status of processes, is now "kato process ready"
    • Add "--node" to "kato process ready" to check status or process on any node.
    • "kato config" default output is YAML
    • "kato debug lsdoozer" has been removed. Use "kato config get --flat" instead.
    • The previous "kato status" functionality that showed just a list of processes and their statuses can now be found under "kato process list"
    • "kato import" is now "kato data import".
    • "kato export" is now "kato data export".
  • stackato client updated to 1.7.0
    • [97399] Added '-d' option to enable JPDA debugging via Harbor service.

v2.6.7 (December 19, 2012)

  • [96341]: Fix --format not being respected in kato drain add
  • [96225] Manual SSH key configuration on systems with separate Router, Cloud Controller, or Load Balancer nodes is no longer required during setup.
  • [94390] Added Node.js v0.8.14 as a dual runtime along with v.0.6.20
  • [96231] Java 7 has been added as a new runtime.
  • stackato client updated to 1.6.2
    • [95509] References to 'stackato' in renamed client help fixed.
    • [96386] Fixed output problems with 'stats' command.
    • [96427] Fixed problem with '--no-tail' option.
    • [96429] Fixed "Ambiguous runtime" error with 'standalone' framework.
    • [96438] Added option '--token' for direct specification of the auth token.

v2.6 (November 27, 2012)

  • Log aggregation/forwarding updates (Logyard)
    • Application log streams
    • Redesigned to run on large-scale clusters with no single point of failure or inter-node traffic.
    • Better log forwarding via drains (tcp, udp, redis).
    • Added Splunk support (based on drains).
    • Key deployment events made available in the application log stream.
    • Improved documentation.
  • Cloud-Events
    • Cluster support - now includes events from all nodes in the cluster.
    • Forward events via Logyard drains.
    • Build reports on top of cloud events via third party services.
  • Kato import/export changes - new next generation cluster migration tool
    • kato import/export uses the cluster-aware back end formerly accessed with kato migrate (deprecated)
    • Bug fixes: [96065, 96072, 96073]
  • Client updated to 1.6.1
    • Application log forwarding setup via stackato drains add (user-level)
  • New kato history command shows a history of administrative kato commands ran across the cluster.
  • Removed Command: kato ls in favor of kato status --all
  • [93012] Allow multiple staging nodes
  • [96026] Create "contrib" plugin frameworks directory
  • [95935] Fixed misleading 'Cannot connect to doozerd' warning in various cluster situations.
  • [96215] Security fix for app store installs
  • [96114] New dedicated Nginx instance for handling Cloud Controller file uploads
  • [94258] Configurable data services storage location
  • [95703] Fixed headers being prematurely sent on error pages with router2g
  • [96191] Upgrade to Ruby 1.9.3-p327
  • [96255] Fix issues with kato node rename when /etc/hostname is empty
  • Additional documentation for new features, plus edits and minor corrections

Release v2.4 (October 29, 2012)

  • Improved application logging:
    • Logs are persisted between application restarts
    • stackato logs runs much faster, returns logs from all instances, and returns logs from stopped/crashed instances
    • stackato logs --follow tails logs from all instances
  • Improved system logging (BETA):
    • Aggregate stackato system logs from all nodes in the cluster
    • Output plugins to stream system logs to Loggly, papertrail, and others
  • Import and export Users and Groups via web console (.csv format)
  • Simplified web console theming, with improved documentation
  • Upgraded Apache TomEE Plus from v 1.0.0 to v1.5.0. In addition to the support of new TomEE features as listed on the TomEE site, this upgrade addresses additional bugs:
    • [95426] Added Hibernate
    • [95082] Fixed Grails apps
    • [95425] Fixed test failure (Java apps with mysql services)
    • Other application compatibility issues
  • New Command (BETA): kato migrate - next generation cluster live migration tool
  • New Command: kato op static_ip - intuitive tool for static-ip configuration
  • New Command: kato relocate ... - move key shared data to a new location (e.g. persistent storage)
  • Client updated to 1.5
    • [95702] Allow uploading very large applications (upload limits still imposed by server)
    • [92160] New subcommand scp to move data to/from app instances
    • Support for enhanced logging features
  • Client installation no longer available via pypm
  • MongoDB upgraded from v1.8.1 to v2.0.7
  • Node.js upgraded from v0.6.18 to v0.6.20
  • Ruby upgraded from 1.9.3-p125 to 1.9.3-p194 (with security patches from p286)
  • [95291] Fixed incompatibility with Eclipse Cloud Foundry plug-in and Spring Tool Suite
  • [94769] Allow non-web background processes with the "standalone" framework
  • [94734] Support non-web background processes for all other frameworks
  • [95491] Show DEA host node IP in application Details page for admins
  • [94076] Auto-Complete for adding users to groups
  • Experimental 'load_balancer' feature available via kato setup (BETA - not for production use)
  • Router2g improvements (BETA):
    • SPDY support on all HTTPS connections
    • Improved logging of events
    • Support multiple cloud controllers
    • [95280] Fixed not setting content-length for Django applications
  • Tuned system logging behavior for some components (DEBUG->DEBUG2)
  • Ability to deselect App Store URLs without deleting them
  • The App Store can now be disabled (removed from the side menu)
  • Allow auto-starting of apps deployed from the App Store
  • Documentation for new features, plus edits and minor corrections

Release v2.2.3 (September 28, 2012)

  • [95661] Revert to older version of supervisord to fix an issue with cluster setup

Release v2.2.2 (September 20, 2012)

  • Integrated Ruby buildpack. When using framework: buildpack in stackato.yml for ruby apps, BUILDPACK_URL can be omitted.
  • Java: Correct copy_source_files for non java_* frameworks
  • Java: Improved access to logs
  • Java: Add logs for debugging EAR JEE applications
  • [95287] Improved memory usage calculation in forked Apache process apps
  • [95290] Tuned default Apache settings for app instances
  • [95458] Prevent doozer "TOO_LATE" warning
  • [95265] Handling client errors in App Store deployments more gracefully
  • [95314] App Store checks if application name is already in use
  • Client updated to 1.4.5
    • Fix Windows Unicode pathname handling
    • [95485] Tail stderr.log instead of startup.log on push in slow deployments. Latter file is not used by all frameworks.
  • Documentation updates:
    • New Relic integration docs updated
    • Updated cluster docs to use the correct form of kato attach and switched from kato setup to kato attach in autobecome
    • Added pyramid-default sample to Python docs
    • Updated Ruby deployment information
    • Updated autoscaling section with EC2 URL
    • Correct use of the Authorization HTTP header in client APIs

Release v2.2 (August 15, 2012)

Development

  • Numerous additions and changes in kato server administration commands:
  • [94844] stackato run dbexport: exports mysql and psql databases
  • [94657] Changed the -n alias for kato setup -hostname to -a
  • [94357] Filesystem service split into filesystem_gateway and filesystem_node to make multiple filesystem service nodes possible
  • [94905] Adjust VCAP_SERVICES service key to use unversioned service name (version remains in label key) to bring parity to client service creation
  • [94783] Experimental router2g with WebSockets support
  • [94744] Updated doozerd binary, fixed verbose doozerd.log logging affecting disk i/o
  • [94828] Properly url encode console links for user names with special characters
  • [94501] Extract droplets asynchronously on DEA
  • [92457] Enable kato export via web console
  • [94638] Expose Allow Overprovisioning flag for all services
  • [94823] Switch App Store format from json to yaml and add tags field
  • [95204] Use core stackato client for App Store installation and make asynchronous [94834]
  • [95130] Auto redirect to logout when old or bad credentials are passed to deep linked page
  • [94734] Fix handling of file system links when viewed in web console
  • [95090] Defer re-staging of stopped apps when application environment is modified to next start request.
  • [95049] Ensure log rotation of cloud controller rails log
  • [94933] Improve handling of postgres restart in kato import
  • [95151] Fix auto-incrementing of uniq keys in kato import
  • [95156] Enable apt-get blacklist of some core packages to ensure system stability in system apt-get update
  • [93847] Set max_droplet_size via kato op max_client_upload
  • [95211] Run pre-running hooks after env generation during deployment to ensure database migrations are finished before the user commands execute
  • [95082] Fix Grails incompatibility with TomEE due to conflicting validation jar
  • [95028] Add JBoss framework JDBC service handling
  • Updated Stackato client to 1.4.4:
    • [95197] Improved logout command to allow selective target logout
    • Fixed grails [95112] and aspdotnet [95122] framework auto-detection
    • Enhanced variable resolution in stackato manifest to resolve variables in the key portion of the yaml
    • Added EAR archive detection for JavaEE framework
    • Merge command line options from push into the stackato manifest values
    • [94852] Compare http headers case insensitively

Documentation

  • Clarify usage of dnsmasq
  • [93980] Document how to configure DNS to support access to an application URL
  • Added .NET deployment section
  • Improvements in:
    • client/core API docs
    • language deployment (java, VCAP_SERVICES, DATABASE_URL)
    • stackato.yml docs (variable subsitution etc.)
    • cluster & auto-scaling docs. (kato setup core)
  • App-store docs rewrite. (JSON -> YAML based store, simplified)
  • Best-practices docs rewrite. (migrations, export, import, dbshell...)
  • Moved FAQ page to http://community.activestate.com/faq-list?tid=453
  • Deprecated Kato setup controller/node. See kato command reference.

Release v2.0.7 (Jul 19, 2012)

  • [94813] Fix for kato import failure when migrating from v1.x to v2.x
  • [94737] Fix for potential sudo errors when sudo is enabled in the containers
  • [94716] Fix for special characters causing issues in user email address
  • [94740] Fix for NATS timeouts in the Stager
  • [94578] Fix for Stackato usage reporting accuracy
  • [94847] Fix for more precise memory usage calculation in deployed applications.
    • Improved container cleanup managment
  • [94836] Optimisations for DEA app queuing after cold startups of Stackato.
    • Configurable simultaneous app starts per DEA
    • Configurable maxmium prealloc queue length
  • [94812] Improved first setup workflow for statically configured IP environments.
  • Update Stackato client to v1.4.2
  • Various documentation improvements and updates

Release v2.0 (Jul 10, 2012)

  • Better cluster management
    • kato, a better replacement for stackato-admin
    • Central multi-node configuration through doozer
    • Better process management through supervisord
    • CLI to edit configuration on all nodes: kato config
    • Fix: make nats-server run only on the controller node
    • Fix: automatically restart avahi-announcer and redis-server if they crash
  • Merged with latest Cloud Foundry sources
    • New Memcached as a service
    • Router v2 upgrade
    • Configurable restart behaviour for crashing apps
    • New Java Play framework, also supported via Buildpacks
  • Allow stager to be run on different node
  • Avahi / mDNS now compatible with a cluster setup
  • Improved kato tail; now includes non-vcap components such as nginx, postgres, redis.
  • Base OS upgraded to Precise Pangolin (12.04)
  • Database service versions upgrades
    • Postgresql upgraded to v9.1 (-> v8.4)
    • MySQL upgraded to v5.5 (-> v5.1)
    • Redis upgraded to v2.4 (-> 2.2)
  • Python
    • Custom pypm/pip options via $PYPM_OPTS and $PIP_OPTS environment variables
  • Scala support via Buildpack
  • Java EE 6 support
    • New java_ee framework via Apache TomEE
  • Integrated support for Iron Foundry .NET runtime
  • Runtime upgrades
    • Node.js v0.6.18
    • PHP 5.3.10
  • Stability bug fixes.

Release v1.2.6 ( May 15, 2012)

  • Fix for an issue using the stackato-admin update-services-ip command
  • Fix for missing Komodo debugging bits
  • Fix for a groups issue when migrating from Stackato v1.0 -> v1.2
  • Minor documentation updates

Release v1.2 (Apr 27, 2012)

  • Upgraded Runtimes:
    • Ruby 1.9 upgraded to 1.9.3-p125 (from 1.9.2-p290)
    • Node.js upgraded to v0.6.15 (from v0.6.10)
  • Updates to Stackato client.
  • Heroku buildpack support, with built-in buildpacks for Clojure, Go, Java, Play! and Python
  • stackato push|update will now tail the staging.log file simultaenously (like Heroku).
  • Support for user groups
  • Support for per-user and per-group limits
  • Improved dbshell: stackato dbshell is deprecated in favour of stackato run dbshell. The later works on cluster environment, and doesn't require local database clients to be installed.
  • Added STACKATO_SERVICES as an alternative to VCAP_SERVICES; PORT as an alias for VCAP_APP_PORT.
  • Added new service environment variables containing the respective connection URIs: DATABASE_URL, MYSQL_URL, POSTGRESQL_URL, REDIS_URL, MONGODB_URL, RABBITMQ_URL
  • Allow SSH'ing to crashed app instances
  • Optional support for caching staging files for faster stackato update
  • Disable truncation of vcap logs on component start. This preserves the log records when a vcap process is restarted.
  • Added support for OpenStack auto-scaling
  • Use geo-location aware debian mirrors in application containers for faster apt-get calls
  • Improved the firstboot configuration process, eliminate a timeout bug in some cases.
  • Improved, faster VM boot process (Moved to Upstart).
  • VM now uses NTP for time synchronization
  • Fix for supporting externally mapped URI's on applications
  • Fix for Avahi broadcasting the wrong inteface address
  • Add Go language support
  • Add PyPy support (external buildpack required)
  • Add JRuby support (external buildpack required)
  • Python:
    • Allow pip to use mirrors (--use-mirrors) when installing packages
    • Upgrade to uWSGI 1.1.2
    • uWSGI now supports running Python 3.2 applications
  • Perl
    • Upgrade to uWSGI 1.1.2
  • Node.js:
    • All packages installed from NPM are now automatically added to the $PATH, meaning sudo priveleges for 'npm install -g' are no longer required.
  • Clojure:
    • Upgrade to Leiningen 1.7; switch to Heroku Buildpack
  • Automated DBGP Debugging
    • Pushing an app with --stackato-debug <host>:<port> enables Django, Rails, and Sinatra get requests to be debugged in DBGP-supporting apps like Komodo IDE with a STACKATO_DEBUG=1 parameter, and enables PHP debugging with the XDEBUG_SESSION_START=1 and XDEBUG_SESSION_STOP=1 parameters.

Release v1.0.6 (Mar 08, 2012)

  • Fix an issue for Filesystem services not unprovisioning correctly
  • Fix an issue with LXC container memory management causing a potential system lockup

Release v1.0 (Feb 28, 2012)

  • Revamped Stackato Management Console
    • Increased the administrators control of the overall system
    • Ability for users to control their own applications
    • Core system server performance graphs
    • Improved cloud events logging
  • New persistent file system service
  • Support for the Cloud Foundry (vmc) manifest.yml
  • Added "Generic framework" to deploy applications with a arbitrary start procedure
  • Support for dynamically pre-allocating application containers.
  • make app environment variables available to staging, run commands, ssh and cron.
  • stackato-admin report: wrap logs and other system information for future diagnosis of a problem.
  • The applications timezone is now inherited from the Stackato VM host
  • $app_http_proxy is now available to specify a application specific $http_proxy
    • The new stackato-admin upstream-proxy command helps setting this variable, check the docs or stackato-admin help for more information.
  • Moved vcap logs in /tmp/vcap-run/ to $HOME/stackato/logs/
    • These logs are now compressed and rotated daily
  • show the actual staging log, instead of Error 310: Staging failed, upon push / update failures
  • allow top-level dotfiles during staging
  • stackato-admin become <node> now allows renaming operations on the VM, allowing you to speficy the FQDN and local hostname.
    • The shorthand all role has also been added to stackato-admin become to assign all the available roles.
  • Bug fix for sporadic high load averages on DEA nodes
  • NewRelic Server Monitoring bits are now preloaded onto the VM.
  • Implemented fallback console on the virtual TTY1 for unsupported resolutions.
  • The TTY application now has fundamental error reporting built in.
  • git, mercurial and subversion are now made available in application instances.
  • Staging support for manifest.yml
  • Support for a external MySQL Database (e.g existing cluster)
  • Python:
    • Run pip with requirements.txt, as that is the most common filename used by Python projects; if only requirements.pip exists, run pip with that file. For PyPM, use stackato.yml or requirements-pypm.txt.
    • Fix: make "-e" (source installs) in pip requirements.txt work
  • Clojure:
    • Automatically run lein deps to download dependencies
  • Node.js:
    • Upgrade to v0.6.10
  • Ruby 1.8:
    • Upgrade to patchlevel p-357

Beta Release 0.8.2 (Jan 17, 2012)

  • New web-based management console for administrative control of Stackato
  • Merge with Cloud Foundry upstream as of Dec 21, 2011
  • Application Staging now happens in LXC; thus more secure.
  • Support for SSH'ing into application instances. (experimental)
  • Improved and reliable stackato run based on SSH.
  • Support for schedule tasks through cron (experimental)
  • OpenStack build support
  • Python:
    • Fix PYTHONPATH to contain correct value in the "run" command
    • Use PyPI mirrors during pip staging
  • Java:
    • Move from Sun/Oracle Java packages to Open JDK/JRE packages (why?)
  • Node.js:
    • Upgraded to version 0.6.7
  • Clojure:
    • Leningen upgraded to version 1.6.2
  • VM:
    • Added dynamic first boot configuration process to randomise the hostname and SSL certificates.
    • New console application running on tty1
    • Microcloud HTTPS/SSL certificate now supports the TLD and all subdomains
    • Udev networking rules have been disabled

Beta Release 0.6.0 (Nov 03, 2011)

  • Stackato admin dashboard (start with stackato-admin start dashboard)
  • Faster app deployment
  • Set user's home directory to correct location within LXC containers
  • Perl:
    • Remove Perl 5.12 and make Perl 5.14 the default
    • Store uWSGI command line in a $STACKATO_UWSGI environment variable.
    • Store the default Perl application startup command in a $PROCESSES_WEB environment variable (TBD for other frameworks)
  • Python:
    • uWSGI for Python 3 is now officially supported
    • Store uWSGI command line in a $STACKATO_UWSGI environment variable.
    • Store the default Python application startup command in a $PROCESSES_WEB environment variable (TBD for other frameworks)
    • Add virtualenv's bin/ directory to $PATH before starting the application

Beta release 0.5.2 (Oct 20, 2011)

  • Upgrade ActivePython to 3.2.2.3
  • Upgrade Node.js to v0.4.12
  • Upgrade Ruby 1.8 to patch level 290
  • Additional LXC fixes for non starting apps
  • Fix for broken clojure deployments

Beta release 0.5.1 (Oct 3, 2011)

  • LXC bug fixes and improvements (Error 306, etc.)
  • Speed up PyPM/PPM/cpan/pip by caching file downloads from the internet
  • Support for running custom hook scripts (post staging and pre running)
  • Upgrade to uWSGI 0.9.8.5 (LTS)
  • PHP support
  • RabbitMQ support
  • Python:
    • Properly show pip errors (during push/update/log) in staging.log
    • Add the application directory to $PYTHONPATH
    • uWSGI: remove --catch-exceptions by default
    • uWSGI: allow applications to spawn threads
    • uWSGI: don't spawn an unnecessary additional server process
  • Java:
    • Add :port back to VCAP_APPLICATION for the cloudfoundry runtime to work
  • Server process monitoring (via monit)
  • Known issues:
    • Clojure deployments are currently unavailable due to a change in the staging process.

PDP4 (Aug 25, 2011)

  • Instances are isolated using LXC containers on DEAs
  • Clojure support
  • General improvements to error reporting in staging.log
  • Server now returns the git version info to client
  • Documentation is hosted locally at http://docs.stackato.local
  • stackato run
    • Include app environment added via stackato env
    • Wrap commands with quotes when necessary
    • Provide a dbshell command to invoke database clients
    • Run command no longer blocks the EventMachine reactor
  • Python
    • Don't silently ignore packages missing in pypm repository
    • Deprecate virtualenv in favor of PEP 370 (faster deployments)
    • Allow invocation of scripts installed by package dependencies
    • Can now install packages with ./include dir. (eg: greenlet)
    • Drop 'Generic Python' framework
  • Ruby
    • Disable gem caching as it doesn't work with secure mode
  • MySQL
    • Use UTF8 as the default database charset

VM

  • Upgrade to ActivePython 3.2.1.2
  • Upgrade to NodeJS 0.4.10

PDP3 (July 13, 2011)

  • Support for PostgreSQL service
  • Fix random 306 errors when push/update fails
  • stackato run:
    • Fix 306 errors after ~11 seconds
    • Suppress traceback for ENOENT
    • Kill the process after timeout
    • Make PPM area directory available
    • Cleanup $PATH; add all runtimes to $PATH
  • Python
    • Note pypm/pip failures in staging.log
  • Node
    • Auto install dependencies using npm install

VM

  • Upgrade to ActivePython 2.7.2.5

PDP2 (June 22, 2011)

  • stackato run:

    • Put runtime's path in front of $PATH

    • Close STDIN descriptor to prevent hanging processes

    • Support --timeout option (default = 1 minute)

    • Ruby: set GEM_{HOME,PATH} environment variables so dependent

      binaries (eg: rake) can be run

  • Python

    • pip and pypm can both be used to install Python

      dependencies

    • Python 3.x support for 'Generic Python' framework

  • Perl

    • Perl applications must have a toplevel app.psgi file
    • Perl 5.14 support under the "perl514" runtime name
    • Perl modules can be installed with cpanm via Makefile.PL
    • new Perl logfiles: logs/staging.log and logs/ppm4.log
  • Ruby:

    • Fix an issue with linking 1.9 gems with ruby1.8

VM

  • Support multiple uWSGI binaries (PSGI, Python 2.7, 3.2)
  • No more uWSGI zombies
  • Installer creates stackato service script in /etc/init.d
  • stackato-admin controls the avahi-announcer's lifecycle (no more need to start/stop it separately)
  • Stackato client is installed on VM (necessary for multi-vm setups)
  • Resource-efficient avahi-announcer
  • avahi-announcer announce the apps names, not the mapped URLs
  • stackato-admin can manage admin users

Internal

  • Remove the vcap/installer/remote after an install
  • stackato-admin uses yaml parser instead of grep
  • Install script is now called install.sh and accepts parameters
  • Do not regenerate the mysql password on restarting ./install
  • Don't pull uWSGI directly from mercurial repo
  • Allow git branch argument for ./install

PDP1 (June 15, 2011)