[ANN] unicorn 5.5.0 - Rack HTTP server for fast clients and


(Eric Wong) #1

unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve
fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take
advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should
only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering
both the the request and response in between unicorn and slow clients.

Disclaimer:

Due to its ability to tolerate crashes and isolate clients, unicorn
is unfortunately known to prolong the existence of bugs in applications
and libraries which run on top of it.

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unicorn 5.5.0

Mostly identical to 5.5.0.pre1, which I didn't hear any feedback
from:

  https://bogomips.org/unicorn-public/20181220222842.GA27382@dcvr/

Jeremy Evans contributed the "default_middleware" configuration option:

  https://bogomips.org/unicorn-public/20180913192055.GD48926@jeremyevans.local/

Jeremy also contributed the ability to use separate groups for the process
and log files:

  https://bogomips.org/unicorn-public/20180913192449.GE48926@jeremyevans.local/

There's also a couple of uninteresting minor optimizations and
documentation additions.

Otherwise, there's one extra change to use
rb_gc_register_mark_object which is finally a documented part of
the Ruby C-API, but has existed since the 1.9 days.