The company is unveiling the stack at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, Ore. Also at the conference Wednesday, Sun will ship Sun OpenSSO Express, which is a version of Sun's OpenSSO (single sign-on) software featuring enterprise support and indemnification. At OSCON, Sun and Joyent Inc. will announce a social application program featuring free Web hosting.
Sun Web Stack provides software needed for deploying Web applications and Web sites, consists of Web and proxy servers, database and scripting languages, and the Apache HTTP Web server Version 2.2.8. Featured components include the Apache Modules Memcached 1.2.5 distributed memory object system, the MySQL 5.1 database, lightpdd Web server v 1.4.18 and Tomcat Servlet engine 6.0.16. Versions of the Ruby, Perl, PHP, Ruby on Rails and RubyGems development platforms are featured as well.
Also included is the Mongrel 1.0.1 HTTP library and server for Ruby, the fcgi package providing FastCGI capabilities, RedCloth text parsing and the Squid proxy server 2.16.x.