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authorEric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>2009-03-18 20:05:19 -0700
committerEric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>2009-03-18 20:05:19 -0700
commit66180ed0db386ebb5f419e8eb9bffcf446a65bcb (patch)
parent6ffb863fd113c7da1864251ee8886d9cf4ef696b (diff)
4 files changed, 93 insertions, 34 deletions
index 3cc5d62..37ef742 100644
@@ -1,5 +1,9 @@
+v0.2.0 - unicorn_rails launcher script.
 v0.1.0 - Unicorn - UNIX-only fork of Mongrel free of threading
+-- old Mongrel changelog --
 v2.0. (WIP) Rack support.
 v1.1.4. Fix camping handler. Correct treatment of @throttle parameter.
index ac47dfb..5a6fa4d 100644
@@ -1,20 +1,29 @@
-Unicorn would not be possible without Zed and all the contributors to Mongrel.
+Unicorn developers:
+* Eric Wong
+* ... (help wanted)
-Eric Wong
-Ezra Zygmuntowicz
-Zed A. Shaw
-Luis Lavena
-Wilson Bilkovich
-Why the Lucky Stiff
-Dan Kubb
-Filipe Lautert
-Rick Olson
-Wayne E. Seguin
-Kirk Haines
-Bradley Taylor
-Matt Pelletier
-Ry Dahl
-Nick Sieger
-Evan Weaver
-Marc-André Cournoyer
+We would like to thank following folks for helping make Unicorn possible:
+* Ezra Zygmuntowicz - for helping Eric decide on a sane configuration
+  format and reasonable defaults.
+* Christian Neukirchen - for Rack, which let us put more focus on the server
+  and drastically cut down on the amount of code we have to maintain.
+* Zed A. Shaw - for Mongrel, without which Unicorn would not be possible
+The original Mongrel contributors:
+* Luis Lavena
+* Wilson Bilkovich
+* Why the Lucky Stiff
+* Dan Kubb
+* MenTaLguY
+* Filipe Lautert
+* Rick Olson
+* Wayne E. Seguin
+* Kirk Haines
+* Bradley Taylor
+* Matt Pelletier
+* Ry Dahl
+* Nick Sieger
+* Evan Weaver
+* Marc-André Cournoyer
diff --git a/DESIGN b/DESIGN
index cc359ca..288502b 100644
--- a/DESIGN
+++ b/DESIGN
@@ -32,7 +32,8 @@
   Rack application itself is called only within the worker process (but
   can be loaded within the master).  A copy-on-write friendly garbage
   collector like Ruby Enterprise Edition can be used to minimize memory
-  usage along with the "preload_app true" directive.
+  usage along with the "preload_app true" directive (see
+  Unicorn::Configurator).
 * The number of worker processes should be scaled to the number of
   CPUs, memory or even spindles you have.  If you have an existing
diff --git a/README b/README
index 1bd0305..bfd81ee 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ proxy we know of that meets this requirement.
 == License
 Unicorn is copyright 2009 Eric Wong and contributors.
-It is based on Mongrel:
+It is based on Mongrel and carries the same license:
 Mongrel is copyright 2007 Zed A. Shaw and contributors. It is licensed
 under the Ruby license and the GPL2. See the include LICENSE file for
@@ -46,19 +46,43 @@ details.
 The library consists of a C extension so you'll need a C compiler or at
 least a friend who can build it for you.
-Finally, the source includes a setup.rb for those who hate RubyGems.
+You may download the tarball from the Mongrel project page on Rubyforge
+and run setup.rb after unpacking it:
-You can get the source via git via the following locations:
+  http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=1306
-  git://git.bogomips.org/unicorn.git
+You may also install it via Rubygems on Rubyforge:
+  gem install unicorn
+You can get the latest source via git from the following locations
+(these versions may not be stable):
+  git://git.bogomips.org/unicorn.git
+  git://repo.or.cz/unicorn.git (mirror)
+  http://repo.or.cz/r/unicorn.git (mirror)
+If you have web browser software for the World Wide Web
+(on the Information Superhighway), you may browse the code from
+your web browser and download the latest snapshot tarballs here:
+* http://git.bogomips.org/cgit/unicorn.git
+* http://repo.or.cz/w/unicorn.git (gitweb mirror)
 == Usage
+=== non-Rails Rack applications
 Unicorn will look for the config.ru file used by rackup in APP_ROOT.
-Optionally, it can use a config file specified by the --config-file/-c
-command-line switch.
+Optionally, it can use a config file for unicorn-specific options
+specified by the --config-file/-c command-line switch.  See
+Unicorn::Configurator for the syntax of the unicorn-specific
+config options.
+In APP_ROOT, just run:
+  unicorn
 Unicorn should be capable of running most Rack applications.  Since this
 is a preforking webserver, you do not have to worry about thread-safety
@@ -66,17 +90,38 @@ of your application or libraries. However, your Rack application may use
 threads internally (and should even be able to continue running threads
 after the request is complete).
+=== Rack-enabled versions of Rails (v2.3.2+)
+In RAILS_ROOT, run:
+  unicorn_rails
+Most command-line options for other Rack applications (above) are also
+supported.  The unicorn_rails launcher attempts to combine the best
+features of the Rails-bundled "script/server" with the "rackup"-like
+functionality of the `unicorn' launcher.
+== Disclaimer
+There are no known production instances of unicorn deployed
+anywhere in the world.  The original author of unicorn only has
+one, internal, low-traffic Sinatra application deployed with it.
+Maybe you'll be the first guinea pig to test it in production.
+Of course there is NO WARRANTY whatsoever if anything goes wrong,
+but let us know and we'll try our best to fix it.
 == Known Issues
-  * WONTFIX: code reloading with Sinatra 0.3.2 (and likely older
-    versions) apps is broken.  Since this is no longer an issue with
-    Sinatra 0.9.x apps and only affected non-production instances, this
-    will not be fixed on our end.  Also remember we're capable of
-    replacing the running binary without dropping any connections
-    regardless of framework :)
+* WONTFIX: code reloading with Sinatra 0.3.2 (and likely older
+  versions) apps is broken.  The workaround is to force production
+  mode to disable code reloading in your Sinatra application:
+    set :env, :production
+  Since this is no longer an issue with Sinatra 0.9.x apps and only
+  affected non-production instances, this will not be fixed on our end.
+  Also remember we're capable of replacing the running binary without
+  dropping any connections regardless of framework :)
 == Contact
-Newsgroup and mailing list coming, or it'll be a part of the Mongrel project...
+Newsgroup and mailing list maybe coming...
 Email Eric Wong at normalperson@yhbt.net for now.