Sun will support *AMP
In the press release issued yesterday was another intereting news: Sun released a new version of it´s Coolstack. It consists out of:
The primary components in the Web Stack include (partial list) the Apache HTTP Web server version 2.2.8, Apache Modules Memcached 1.2.5 (distributed memory object system), MySQL 5.1 Database, lighttpd Web server v 1.4.18, Tomcat Servlet engine 6.0.16, PHP 5.2.5, Ruby 1.8.6, Rails 1.2.3, RubyGems 0.9.0, Mongrel 1.0.1, fcgi package, RedCloth (text parsing), Perl 5.8.8 and extensions, Squid proxy server 2.16.x.
In the past it was somewhat problematic, the versions delivered with Solaris were supported, but they were selected for stability and were often bugfixed, but not updated. The versions in the Coolstack were really actual, but they were unsupported. But this changes now: Sun will announce an offer to support the complete webstack soon. At first (this quarter) for Solaris on x86 and SPARC, but later on for Linux and other operating systems.