Erica Brescia writes "March 22, 2006. BitRock Incorporated announced today the release of a new version of LAMPStack, the popular, easy to install distribution of Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Python. The new stack, LAMPStack 5, contains the latest major versions of each component: Apache 2, MySQL 5, PHP 5 and Python 2.4. The user-friendly installer, developed with BitRock’s InstallBuilder tool, allows users to quickly install and configure LAMPStack across a wide range of Linux platforms.
LAMPStack 5 is licensed under the terms of the Apache License 2.0, and is free for download and use from www.bitrock.com. It allows users to take advantage of the stability, low cost and high performance of the LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Python) without the hassle of integrating, configuring, and supporting their own build. LAMPStack provides an integrated package that can be used by both commercial and open source projects for rapid, consistent deployments in both development and production environments.
BitRock LAMPStack is one of the multiple packaged distributions of open source applications currently or soon to be offered by BitRock. Fully-integrated and packaged with BitRock InstallBuilder, BitRock Stacks ensure ease of download and installation for the end-user. The Stacks help to encourage adoption of open source software by making it easier to use and deploy across a range of environments. Currently in beta is MonoStack, an easy to install distribution that allows users to be up and running with a Mono development environment in minutes. Other popular combinations of open source software are to be released in the coming months.
BitRock Stacks highlight the company’s expertise in integrating and packaging software for easy installation and configuration. In addition to its standard Stacks, BitRock specializes in building and packaging customized distributions of open source tools and libraries. Its Custom Stacks provide a cost-effective way for ISVs and internal IT departments to ship a complete, integrated package that includes their software and the third party components that it depends on in an easy to install package. The resulting installers present a streamlined installation process that reduces both support calls and end-user frustration, helping companies to speed product adoption.
Founded in 2003, BitRock is a privately held software company with offices in Seville, Spain and San Francisco, USA. Drawing from the professional experience of its employees, which spans Silicon Valley, Europe and Southeast Asia, BitRock develops multiplatform installation and management tools. BitRock clients range from large corporations and governments to independent software vendors and educational institutions.
Please visit www.bitrock.com for additional information."