Posted by jeffh on 2012-08-15 17:14
Forums: Announcements | OS: All / Any

ActiveState is pleased to announce the release of Stackato 2.2.1, the application platform for creating a private, secure, flexible Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) using any language on any stack on any cloud. From the desktop to the datacenter, Stackato makes it easy to develop, deploy, migrate, scale, manage, and monitor applications on any cloud.

To learn more about Stackato and download the release, go to

Please make sure to download the new client when using the new VMs. You will find the clients available for download from the VM as well.

Make the most of Stackato - check out our sample applications at

Review our updated Stackato documentation at

Changes in this release since Stackato 2.0 ...

==== Stackato 2.2.1 ====

  • Revamped the kato server administration command:
    • kato node {remove|migrate} to manage outdated nodes or changing core IP
    • kato ready to determine ready status of underlying components
    • kato inspect to check for common configuration issues
    • kato setup core to replace kato setup controller
    • kato attach to replace kato setup node
    • kato enable|disable data-services
    • Allow managing cloud_controller as independent role to support multiple cloud_controller instances
    • Improve help output and error handling for incorrect arguments
  • Add stackato run dbexport for efficient exporting of mysql and psql databases
  • Add support for multiple file system service nodes
  • Adjust VCAP_SERVICES service key to use unversioned service name (version remains in label key) to bring parity to client service creation
  • New alternative router with WebSockets support [experimental]
  • Switch App Store file format from json to yaml
  • Defer re-staging of stopped apps when application environment is modified to next start request.
  • Enable apt-get blacklist of some core packages to ensure system stability in system apt-get update
  • Fix Grails incompatibility with TomEE due to conflicting validation jar
  • Add JBoss framework JDBC service handling
  • Web console improvements:
    • Mobile device optimized view added
    • Live content block added to welcome page (to enable future tips, alerts, and update notifications)
    • Miscellaneous usability improvements
  • Updated Stackato client to 1.4.4:
    • Improved logout command to allow selective target logout
    • Fixed grails and aspdotnet framework auto-detection
    • Enhanced variable resolution in stackato manifest to enable binding of multiple instances of the same application to separate services
    • Added EAR archive detection for JavaEE framework
  • Moved Stackato FAQ page to
  • Stability bug fixes and updated documentation
  • ... and more:

For those using the Stackato Sandbox, it will be migrated to Stackato 2.2 on Friday, August 17.