BitRock Sponsors Tolltech Developer Days

Over the past year, we have been working closely with Trolltech® to develop and market InstallBuilder for Qt®. InstallBuilder for Qt is the only multiplatform installation tool on the market that generates installers with a Qt front end, to provide a truly native look and feel across all supported platforms.

Each year Trolltech hosts Developer Days, two full days of in-depth sessions on Qt and Qtopia technology, hands-on developer labs and interactive BOF sessions. We’re excited to once again be sponsors of both events:

  • Redwood City, CA - October 3rd and 4th
  • Munich, Germany - October 16th and 17th

If you are a Qt developer or are considering moving to Qt, we highly encourage you to attend. And, if you’d like to meet up with us at Developer Days to talk more about InstallBuilder for Qt, just shoot us an email at info@bitrock.com with “Trolltech Developer Days” in the subject line, or leave a comment below.


BitRock Releases RubyStack

In the past, we've used our expertise in integrating open source software to develop easy to install, pre-integrated Web Stacks like LAMP, MAMP LAPP and Mono stacks. And we've now used that experience to release our latest stack, RubyStack. We received several requests for an easy to install, pre-integrated stack for Ruby, so we put something together that will make it easier for developers to take advantage of the benefits of working with the Ruby programming language.

RubyStack offers a choice of two installation profiles, Production and Developer. The production profile will install Ruby, Subversion, Apache 2.2 with rewrite and proxy support, SQLite, MySQL, ImageMagick and many popular Ruby Gems, such as: Rails, Mongrel, mongrel_cluster and RMagick. The Developer option is a more compact distribution that does not include Apache. Both versions are currently available for Linux and Mac OS X Intel. Future releases will include support for OS X PPC, Windows and Solaris as well. With RubyStack, you'll have everything you need to create dynamic, engaging web sites and applications, without the hassle of integrating, configuring, and supporting your own build.

You can download or learn more about RubyStack on our website, bitrock.com. We've partnered with FiveRuns to design, promote and distribute the stack, and it can also be downloaded from their website (where it is distributed under the name RM-Install). Kudos to Oliver, Dean and the rest of the team over there, for their extensive feedback and suggestions to improve the stack.


BitRock @ LinuxWorld

As one of the largest and most anticipated events of the year, we’re happy to be attending LinuxWorld 2007. This year’s conference promises to be great with speakers from many of the leading open source companies such as MySQL, Alfresco, Zmanda and SugarCRM (many of whom are BitRock clients). If you’re planning to be at LinuxWorld, we’d love to see you, drop us a line at info@bitrock.com.