I'm very excited to announce that ActiveState has officially released Stackato 3.4.2 and made it available for download.
It's been a very exciting December for us so far, with new customers won, current customers renewing subscriptions, the Cloud Foundry Foundation launching, really exciting new case studies being worked on, a Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, and a pretty sweet holiday party. Finishing and releasing Stackato 3.4.2 is a perfect way to cap it off.
This version was formerly codenamed Kraftwerk, but it may just as well have been spelled Craftwork, due to the craftsmanship, fine-tuning, and attention to detail involved.
Our press release lists the most important new features in order of marketing value and the release notes list all the changes ordered by component, including bugfixes. I'm going to lay the most significant features out in order of what our users probably care the most about:
- Performance and stability enhancements: Basically, everything works better and faster. Plus, lots of bugs were fixed.
- Staging improvements: Probably the biggest source of frustration developers have with Cloud Foundry is failed deployments. We tackled this by significantly improving error handling and providing clearer error messages when problems do occur.
- Sweet new web console additions: Quotas can now be viewed and configured directly from the console, user provided service instances are shown, all routes are shown to admins, routes within a space are shown, feature flags have been added, and many other tweaks were made.
- Toggle admin/non-admin views: This one is great for demonstration, training, and troubleshooting purposes. Administrators can now toggle on a non-admin view rather than creating a separate user account without administrative privileges.
- More flexibility with Orgs and Spaces: Users are now able to reassign applications, spaces, and organizations. Users can assign an application to a different space or assign a space to a different organization.
- Cloud Foundry upstream merge, new version of Docker, latest buildpacks, etc: Exactly what that sounds like.
- Stackato CLI 3.2.0: Lots of nice fixes and a few nice features. Check the release notes for more details, including the resolution to something "moronic".
- Brandable Logyard stream: OEM customers can now private-label the log output.
Even though this release is small in terms of version number, it is very big in terms of improvements! Learn about why Stackato is the easiest way to get started with Cloud Foundry or simply stop reading now and go download a fresh copy of Stackato. Finally, don't forget to sign up for a free 20GB Stackato cluster license.
As always, please get in touch with me if you want to discuss Stackato or PaaS. I'd love to hear from you.