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Please come to say hello if you are going to be at one of these conferences where we will be presenting / exhibiting:

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5.4.8 Released

We released 5.4.8 last week. This release includes a lot of small improvements. You can take a look at the ChangeLog, but here are some highlights:

When you are installing a server application such as MySQL or Tomcat, it is necessary to prompt the...

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Variables at build time

Sometimes it is convenient to set project variables at build time. There are a couple of ways that this can be accomplished:

Use the preBuildActionList:


<setinstallervariable name="version" persist="1" value="${env(BUILDVER...

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Several members of the BitRock team are on their way to Fosdem. If you're attending the conference and you'd like to meet up with them, keep your eye out for a Spanish, Polish, Belgian or Portuguese guy in a navy blue BitRock fleece.

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Radio Silence

Yes, this post is *very* long overdue. Rest assured that the lack of blog posts is due to the fact that we have been very hard at work on not one, but two new projects. The first is BitNami, a site we launched that has over 20 very easy to install...

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Open Source Companies Kicking Tail

Red Herring just announced the finalists for the first ever Red Herring Global 100 award, and we are happy to be one of them! The companies that made the final cut were selected from the winners and runners up for the Red Herring 100 awards in the...

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BitRock Web Stacks Now on

As you may know, BitRock Web Stacks make it easy to have a complete Apache, MySQL, and PHP (AMP) stack installed and running on Windows, Linux or Mac OS X in just minutes. We recently released new versions of our popular WAMP, LAMP and MAMP stacks...

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