Capistrano on Solaris

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The folks over at Code in Motion have documented some minor changes to the standard Capistrano deployment recipe to allow it to work with Solaris’ container hosting.

I haven’t had a chance to use Solaris yet but I was considering taking a look at it to get a better handle on its capabilities. I was aware of Benelix, which is a LiveCD version of OpenSolaris but I see that the OpenSolaris site lists a number of other distributions too.

There are a number of reasons to be interested in Solaris. For starters, there’s a DVD version of Benelix which includes the Glassfish J2EE Application Server (and NetBeans and a few other things).

Why would this interest Ruby on Rails developers? Well, it turns out that RoR apps can now be deployed to a J2EE server such as Glassfish through the magic of JRuby (which is now well advanced).

Incidentally, Ashish Sahni’s blog seems to include a number of other good posts on the topic Ruby/Glassfish integration (in addition to the one just mentioned).

My other interest in looking at Solaris is to discover a bit more about the containers mentioned above.

Rob Thornton over at InfoQ has also commented on this.

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