Varnish Cache 3.0, its community and (Ubuntu?) party site…
- Varnish Cache you said?
You don’t know what Varnish Cache is? Well, it is the Swiss Army Knife of HTTP. The BSD licensed “HTTP Accelerator” aka “Reverse Proxy” software that let’s you search faster on Twitter, see photos of friends on Facebook, read the news on the New York Times, The Economist and The Hindu, see Slashdot not getting slashdotted, join the US Marines on their website, read the leaked cables on Wikileaks or in any of the over 550.000 sites on which Varnish cache runs. You get the idea? It is everywhere so you can have fast and responsive sites all over the web, and SysAdmins and WebDevs alike can have flexible and feature reach website that still have good performance in the real world! Cool ah?
- Varnish Cache 3.0 released
Tollef Fog Heen had the pleasure to release it and Poul-Henning Kamp (yes, PHK) sent a greeting. After 2 years and 8 months of development it arrived with some key new features: Module support, Compression (ESI and gzip), Tech preview for HTTP Streaming and Persistent Storage w/LRU, Improved Documentation. Read more on this here:
- 18 Varnish 3 release parties worldwide! WOW!
Inspired by the release party concept of Ubuntu, Drupal and several other FLOSS projects I threw the ball at the Varnish Cache community and asked if there was interest on making a celebration… and many people answered, but specially one great guy. We ended up with a party site and 18 parties around the globe.
- FLOSS Communities in Action – Varnish
So at the end of the day it is all about people and their priorities, right? But stop there. Others and even I have already written about the Varnish story…
- Ubuntu Community Release Party Site?
Now I hope we can do some Ubuntu story: I hope we can try and make a Ubuntu Party Site that we can use for every release. Anyone willing to join me and make it a reality before the Oneiric launch in October? Because, let’s face it, the LoCo Directory is hard to use and too coupled with Launchpad. A neutral mash-up would make a lot more sense, specially for release party events as people can sign up easily and cool stuff like i.e. automatic and customized reminder messages can be sent one day before the event to everyone that has sogned up. The work is based and available thanks to the Drupal7 release party site team. Thanks!