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Archive for April, 2007

Capistrano 2.0 is Getting Closer to a Release

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Capistrano 2.0 Preview 1 has been announced on the Riding Rails weblog, along with the release of Capistrano 2.0 is a new website called capify which is being updated as we speak.

There is an interesting list of new features including namespaces which will solve name conflicts when using multiple third-party task libraries, deployment strategies which will give you more choice over how you deploy, and a capify script that will ship with capistrano to help get you started.

One thing to note is that Capistrano 2.0 is not fully backwards compatible with 1.x so some alterations to your recipes may be needed. Thankfully there is an upgrade page dedicated to explaining how to upgrade from 1.x to 2.0 which should make the upgrade process go far more smoothly.

We will post more information as it becomes available as well as information on when we will upgrade our servers with a release version of Capistrano 2.0

CSSEdit 2.5 Released

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Don't you just love it when your favourite tools keep getting better? Macrabbit recently released a 2.5 update to their CSS editing and manipulation application called CSSEdit.

In this release comes much needed tabs, at last! A website inspector similar to that found in Xyle Scope and the Firebug Firefox add-on. A Selector Builder which apparently allows you to "Define your selectors in plain English", it will remain to be seen how useful this feature is. There is also a number of other fixes and improvements. A little more information about the release on their blog.

The good news is that this release is a free upgrade for registered users of CSSEdit 2.0, you can't argue with free.

Panic Releases Coda the Developer Workflow Application

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Panic the makers of the excellent Transmit file transfer application have released a new piece of software called Coda. It intends to be a developer workflow application, "what's that?" I hear you ask, well it's a text editor, css editor, site manager, preview, ftp client, terminal and reference guide all rolled into one application.

Miles Evans has written a full review of this application on his blog so head over there to get his first thoughts of the application. At $79 USD ($69 if you already own transmit) it's a very reasonably priced application when compared to other solutions on the market.

Anti Virus Software Updated

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

We have updated all servers with the latest version of ClamAV, this software is used by our Mail Guard system. The release is mostly a security update so no new features this time I'm afraid.