The team at Phusion recently announced the first beta release of Passenger 4.0. It’s got some great new features, such as support for running multiple versions of Ruby at the same time and evented i/o.
We’ve built packages for this beta version for Ubuntu so you can start playing with it easily.
They’re on our Launchpad
ppa:brightbox/passenger-experimental repository -
installation docs are
The packages are currently built only for Ubuntu Lucid, Oneiric and Precise and will work with or without our Ubuntu Ruby NG packages (though we’d recommend them!).
They should work as fresh installs and as upgrades from our
stable v3 packages. You
might notice the
passenger-common packages have now all merged into
ruby-passenger packages, but that’ll all be handled
The package support both Ruby 1.8 and Ruby 1.9.3 - you can just set
PassengerRuby option to either
ruby1.9.1 (or just
ruby-switch to change the default
Please let us know about any success stories or problems at firstname.lastname@example.org (you don’t have to be a Brightbox customer!)