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README
Introduction
-------------

WebROaR is an application server that makes deployments of ruby web 
applications extremely simple. It provides an integrated solution to view 
the run time performance numbers and email notifications in case any 
exceptions occur in any of the deployed applications.

It is 5 to 55% faster than all other comparable deployment stacks for 
Ruby on Rails applications.

Check out http://webroar.in and doc/user-guide.html for more details.

Key Features
~~~~~~~~~~~~

* Maximum Performance. 
* Simplified Deployment.
* Runs Ruby on Rails(TM) as well as other Rack compliant applications. 
* Run Multiple Applications Simultaneously. 
* Implements HTTP/1.1 grammar as per RFC 2616 including support for persistent,
 and chunked requests. 
* Intelligent load balancing and dynamic reaping of stuck ruby processing
 instances. 
* Provides run time performance data for the deployed applications. 
* Generates notifications in case any exceptions occur in any of the deployed
 applications.
* Zero Downtime Application Upgrades.
* Static assets encoding.
* SSL support. 

Supported Operating Systems
---------------------------

WebROaR has been tested on Ubuntu 8.10/9.04/9.10/10.04/10.10/11.04, 
Debian 5 (64 Bit), Mac OS X (v10.5 & v10.6), Arch Linux 2009.08 and Cent OS 5.2. 
Basically, it should be able to run on any *IX OS.

Currently it does not support Microsoft(R) Windows.

Install
--------

Prerequisites 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

- ruby 1.8.x or 1.9.x 
- ruby 1.8-dev or 1.9-dev 
- openssl ruby extension (On Ubuntu/Debian it is available as libopenssl-ruby1.X)
- zlib ruby extension
- rubygems 1.3.6 or later
- C build tools (gcc etc) (e.g. build-essential on Ubuntu, Xcode on MacOS)
- libsqlite3
- libsqlite3-dev
- gnutls 2.4.1 or later (Only necessary in case SSL support is required) 
- gnutls-dev 2.4.1 or later (Only necessary in case SSL support is required) 

Procedure
~~~~~~~~~

WebROaR can installed using the following commands:

----
sudo gem install webroar
sudo webroar install
----

[NOTE] 
.SSL Support
===============================
In case you would like to setup SSL support for the server, use the following
command line switch with *sudo webroar install* command mentioned above.
----
sudo webroar install --ssl-support
----

Configure further SSL options in the server's admin panel
  *http://<yourservername>:<port>/admin-panel/configuration*

After restarting the server, admin panel would now also be accessible over SSL.
*https://<yourservername>:<port>/admin-panel*
===============================

WebROaR gem can be installed with RVM using following command:

----
rvmsudo webroar install
----

[NOTE] 
.Failing Installation Known Issues
===========================
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Creating directory structure ... done.
Compiling C source files ... failed.
Compilation error. Please refer 'install.log' for details.
----

This happens due to rake 0.9.2 executable taking priority over 0.8.7. A quick workaround involves temporarily removing the newer rake:

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gem list rake
gem uninstall rake
[choose 0.9.2]
gem install rake -v=0.8.7
----

Re-run the installation script.
===========================

Or if you like living in the fast lane, you can install the edge version giving
the following commands:

----
git clone git://github.com/webroar/webroar.git
cd webroar
sudo rake install
----

[NOTE]
.SSL Support
===============================
To build with SSL support, use the following additional switch with the 
*sudo rake install* command:
----
sudo rake install ssl=yes
----

Configure further SSL options in the server's admin panel
  *http://<yourservername>:<port>/admin-panel/configuration*

After restarting the server, admin panel would now also be accessible over SSL.
*https://<yourservername>:<port>/admin-panel*
===============================

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