Dister Rails builds appliances with SUSE Studio
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The Suse developers Flavio Castelli and Dominik Mayer have released a command-line client for Suse studio called Dist.
The software is specialized in customized Linux images with Ruby on Rails applications to produce, containing all the required components Ruby. The inspiration comes from the commercial service Heroku .
Dister uses a Gemfile that lists the desired Rubygems. In addition, the tool has Suse Studio to install additional packages such as the PostgreSQL database to be created in the system image. Finally, does the command “dist push” by the developer built the application into Suse Gems Studio.
The command line tool used Dister Suse studio to produce a Linux image with all the necessary components for a Ruby Rails application.
After the build, the image can be generated as usual in the test drive of the studio and then start to download or deploy in Amazon’s EC2. Castelli’s journal shows the procedure step by step.
Dister is in a Github repository in the form of Ruby source code. Castelli and Mayer, however, have no software license specified. The tool was created during the recent Hack Week at Novell. Dister takes under Opensuse Google Summer of Code on, students can apply for a scholarship to work on the software apply.