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<h1>Rack: a Ruby Webserver Interface</h1>

<p><img id="logo" src="rack-logo.png" alt="Rack powers web applications" /></p>

<p><strong>Rack</strong> provides a minimal interface between webservers supporting
Ruby and Ruby frameworks.</p>

<h2>News</h2>

<dl>
<dt>January 23rd, 2012<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.4.1</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/RACK$201.4.1/rack-devel/DaojPjITivc/wUX8d_qUULIJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>December 28th, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.4.0</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$201.4.0/rack-devel/feyXEqGorPU/zVxV8K9UOTkJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>December 28th, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.6</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$20Rack$201.3.6/rack-devel/Gk74wz5GH_4/OlQ3qt2LDvsJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>October 18th, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.5</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$20Rack$201.3.5/rack-devel/pqB8SO4IlKc/qxPRNGdiankJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>October 1st, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.4</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$20Rack$201.3.4/rack-devel/I2kdRUjFYmk/gspBXNTTtLYJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>September 16th, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.3</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$20Rack$201.3.3/rack-devel/yjWi-xiBFBM/gQNuF2D-AfEJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>July 26th, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.2</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$20Rack/rack-devel/699aztSFFns/n0QMkbdoOJ0J">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>July 13th, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.1</strong> has been <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!searchin/rack-devel/[ANN]$20Rack$201.3.1/rack-devel/vDV8nDCXm6s/Y2Q9x5NguvMJ">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>May 23rd, 2011<dt>
<dd><strong>Rack 1.3.0</strong> has been <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/rack-devel/browse_thread/thread/7dce0d9b17ec9cb3">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>June 13th, 2010</dt><dd>
<strong>Rack 1.2.0</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/364270">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>January 3rd, 2010</dt><dd>
<strong>Rack 1.1.0</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/354528">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>October 18th, 2009</dt><dd>
<strong>Rack 1.0.1</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/348498">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>April 25th, 2009</dt><dd>
<strong>Rack 1.0.0</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/334996">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>January 9th, 2009</dt><dd>
<strong>Rack 0.9.1</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/324389">released</a>! This is a security release, please update.</dd>

<dt>January 6th, 2009</dt><dd><strong>Rack 0.9</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/324073">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>December 24th, 2008</dt><dd><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/rack-devel/browse_thread/thread/a5f156a8c592ab1c">Introducing the Rack Core Team</a></dd>

<dt>December 23rd, 2008</dt><dd><a href="http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Rails-Erfinder-stellt-Rails-Metal-vor--/meldung/120849">Rack is mentioned on heise.de</a>!</dd>

<dt>December 5th, 2008</dt><dd><a href="http://weblog.rubyonrails.org/2008/12/5/this-week-in-edge-rails">The tighter integration of Rails with Rack continues.</a></dd>

<dt>August 21st, 2008</dt><dd><strong>Rack 0.4</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/312148">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>May 31st, 2008</dt><dd>Rack development <a href="https://github.com/rack/rack">moves to Git</a>.</dd>

<dt>May 24th, 2008</dt><dd>There now is a Google Group on <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/rack-devel">Rack Development</a>.</dd>

<dt>February 26th, 2008</dt><dd><strong>Rack 0.3</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/292557">released</a>!</dd>

<dt>November 10th, 2007</dt><dd>Rack has been presented at the Euruko 2007.</dd>

<dt>October 2007</dt><dd>Ryan Allen gave a <a href="http://yeahnah.org/files/rack-presentation-oct-07.pdf">presentation on Rack</a> (PDF).</dd>

<dt>May 16th, 2007</dt><dd><strong>Rack 0.2</strong> has been <a href="http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/251804">released</a>!</dd>
</dl>

<h2>Documentation</h2>

<p>Read <a href="http://rack.rubyforge.org/doc/SPEC.html">The Rack interface specification</a>
and <a href="http://rack.rubyforge.org/doc/">other documentation</a>.</p>

<h2>Supported Handlers and Adapters</h2>

<p>See <a href="http://rack.rubyforge.org/doc/">the documentation</a>.</p>

<h2>Blurb</h2>

<blockquote>
Personifi uses Rack cause we like its elegant design, speed and fast
turn around time. With Rack we serve billions of requests per
month. It makes our life good!
<div class="src">&#8212;Armin Roehrl, Lead Engineer of Personifi</div>
</blockquote>

<h2>License</h2>

<p>Rack is licensed under the very liberal
<a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php">MIT License</a>.</p>

<h2>Get it!</h2>

<p>
  Releases:
</p>
<dl>
  <dt>Rack 1.4.1</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.4.1.tar.gz">rack-1.4.1.tar.gz</a> (<tt>e822bb1c1dd9306f1f4cc6c7c208ac3fe0aa4018</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.4.0</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.4.0.tar.gz">rack-1.4.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>0fec4d01e20b1ad13fd7809d0083292a71d3ec84</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.6</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.6.tar.gz">rack-1.3.6.tar.gz</a> (<tt>367f91c3b3917a8d3709c8ec13d09cca5d3ca253</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.5</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.5.tar.gz">rack-1.3.5.tar.gz</a> (<tt>9768a2140711c3a92e194ddeb2f5671f6aa89bf3</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.4</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.4.tar.gz">rack-1.3.4.tar.gz</a> (<tt>bdd02c8185c0c184e56b05489554f91b0f5feb4a</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.3</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.3.tar.gz">rack-1.3.3.tar.gz</a> (<tt>5bcb00a9d8cbd87c415ad08958db0768ce589c1b</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.2</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.2.tar.gz">rack-1.3.2.tar.gz</a> (<tt>b351131fb809375f7ebed128a541664b8be26c8b</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.1</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.1.tar.gz">rack-1.3.1.tar.gz</a> (<tt>d0149b63b50b3c6b819ccabf6d93ce28f4de9db6</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.3.0</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.3.0.tar.gz">rack-1.3.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>214a3af03896e9b1fbddbe647b796426d930edd8</tt>)</dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.2.0</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.2.0.tar.gz">rack-1.2.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>c69b0a120b249832f9701e6a9fe6692e6728940f</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/71197/rack-1.2.0.tar.gz">rack-1.2.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.1.0</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.1.0.tar.gz">rack-1.1.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>0289477e44262c5067c61cfe13b39d0de2f3f3de</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/68402/rack-1.1.0.tar.gz">rack-1.1.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.0.1</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.0.1.tar.gz">rack-1.0.1.tar.gz</a> (<tt>d489661be03d0c5d08daa4158b09e937778783ed</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/65735/rack-1.0.1.tar.gz">rack-1.0.1.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 1.0.0</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-1.0.0.tar.gz">rack-1.0.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>53609db88608fb846a0a62df803ae2bb33372cfe</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/55680/rack-1.0.0.tar.gz">rack-1.0.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 0.9.1</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-0.9.1.tar.gz">rack-0.9.1.tar.gz</a> (<tt>237e24207b39c384d78c266d86bbf2a0808dc417</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/49909/rack-0.9.1.tar.gz">rack-0.9.1.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 0.9</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-0.9.0.tar.gz">rack-0.9.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>445f542ed89308b9352d7653f33fe63c50453e3e</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/49703/rack-0.9.0.tar.gz">rack-0.9.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 0.4</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-0.4.0.tar.gz">rack-0.4.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>65a19e53a0dc661f4055d043126585b49a0b618d</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/41599/rack-0.4.0.tar.gz">rack-0.4.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 0.3</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-0.3.0.tar.gz">rack-0.3.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>5e92f2901d2dc77eb0453fc3acdd6c4a07fc167a</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/32984/rack-0.3.0.tar.gz">rack-0.3.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 0.2</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-0.2.0.tar.gz">rack-0.2.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>f1063711f228d19875a3211d71308b5c</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/20773/rack-0.2.0.tar.gz">rack-0.2.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
  <dt>Rack 0.1</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/releases/rack-0.1.0.tar.gz">rack-0.1.0.tar.gz</a> (<tt>79b46158b7b30adcd7a9148cc7ed4305</tt>)</dd>
  <dd><a href="http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/18067/rack-0.1.0.tar.gz">rack-0.1.0.tar.gz (Rubyforge)</a></dd>
</dl>

<p>
  Or, via Gems:
</p>
<pre><code>gem install rack
</code></pre>

<p>Currently, bleeding-edge Rack is available
via Git:</p>

<pre><code>git clone git://github.com/rack/rack.git
</code></pre>

<p>The repository is <a href="https://github.com/rack/rack">browsable
online</a>,
too.</p>

<h2>Contact</h2>

<p>Send questions or suggestions
to <a href="mailto:rack-devel@googlegroups.com">rack-devel@googlegroups.com</a>
(<a href="http://groups.google.com/group/rack-devel">archives</a>), or
visit the Rack IRC channel <code>#rack</code>
at <a href="http://freenode.net/">Freenode</a>.</p>

<h2>More information</h2>

<ul>
<li><a href="http://chneukirchen.org/blog/archive/2007/02/introducing-rack.html">Introducing Rack</a>, an introductory blog post by Christian Neukirchen.</li>
<li><a href="http://rubyforge.org/projects/rack/">Rack project at Rubyforge</a>.</li>
<li><a href="http://wiki.github.com/rack/rack">The Rack Wiki</a> has tutorials and presentations.</li>
</ul>

<p id="imprint">
&#169; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 <a href="mailto:chneukirchen@gmail.com">Christian Neukirchen</a>
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