Posted by brents on 2013-02-26 19:01
Forums: Announcements | OS: All / Any

ActiveState announces the immediate release of Stackato 2.8.2.

Stackato is 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 2.6.7:

==== Stackato 2.8.2 ====

  • App Store improvements
    • Now a separate component
    • Full streaming of application deployment output to the Management Console
    • [96401] App Store output now available in app log stream (stackato logs)
  • New Harbor port service
    • Allows external ports to be forwarded directly to your app
    • Supports TCP, UDP and dual TCP/UDP ports
    • Supports multiple app instances (TCP only)
    • [95358] Supports use of custom and multiple SSL certs with your application. For apps that use frameworks, harbor provides a built-in HTTPS server with SPDY support for the custom certificate(s).
    • Passive health checking of unavailable backends or unresponsive apps.
  • Fence (fully non-blocking container management):
    • Less memory usage, faster DEA/stager performance
    • Faster container startup
    • Addition of per-app enforced disk limits
    • Improved security via Unix user-level compartmentalization in the kernel (each container now has its own Unix user)
    • Support for any IP range for LXC containers (configurable)
    • Removing (deprecating) lxctrl processes (less memory use)
  • AOK (user authentication):
    • Optional external user authentication component
    • LDAP authentication support
  • Logyard updates
    • [96620]: Drains are now retry infinitely if disconnected
    • [96338]: Added new fields to the JSON of application log stream: AppID (application ID), AppName (application Name), NodeID (host DEA IP of the instance)
    • Added a new file:/// drain for debugging purposes
  • stackato client updated to 1.7.0
    • [97399] Added '-d' option to enable JPDA debugging via Harbor service.
  • [97274] PostgreSQL: HSTORE (key/value storage) support in the PostgreSQL service.
  • Redis: upgrade to v2.6
  • Python: upgrade to uWSGI 1.4.5
  • Perl: upgrade to uWSGI 1.4.5
  • Java: JPDA debugging for java_web applications via Harbor port service
  • Go: upgrade to the latest Go buildpack
  • [96493,96498] UI improvements for non-admin users in Management Console
  • [95986] New 'app-dir' key in stackato.yml to support deploying from a specific sub-directory
  • [97013] No port lookup for app host in incoming HTTP header
  • [95902] Management Console: Warn when deleting the last role on a node
  • [96729] Admin-configurable web console login expiration
  • [96700,96653] Rails security fixes
  • [96677] mDNS backend: avahi-daemon removed and avahi_announcer replaced with avahi_publisher and app_mdns
  • [96225] Manual SSH key configuration on systems with separate Router, Cloud Controller, or Load Balancer nodes is no longer required during setup
  • [96696] Allow simultaneous 'kato tail' sessions
  • [96932] Fix certain /files routes e.g 'stackato files' from not being routed correctly
  • [95576] Prevent CC from being blocked during a vSphere scaling operation
  • [96708] Major changes to kato commands and command naming (See release notes for complete details)

Release notes:

Enjoy, and let us know if you have any questions or feedback!