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Changelog 8th November 2018

Kasia HoffmanKasia Hoffman
Nov 8th 18Updated Jul 5th 22


Welcome to the Cloud 66 Changelog. Please take a quick look at the latest changes that have gone out this week!

Introducing Alterant - a Configuration Transformer

Today, we are excited to release Alterant, another Cloud 66 open source product which changes configuration files based on your instructions. Alterant is a Descriptive Configuration Modifier. It reads configuration files in yaml or json and modifies them based on your scripts. You can think of it as an elegant and understandable equivalent of XSLT but for JSON and YAML!

For more information, check out our announcement blog post or visit our help page.

Note: Alterant support is coming soon to Cloud 66 Skycap, allowing Skycap users to apply their Alterant modifier scripts during the deployment workflow in Skycap.

Support for AWS T3 instances

These are the next generation of burstable instances. Check out the AWS announcement! And if that whets your appetite; take a look at the tech specs.

Ruby Security Patch Releases

We've added support for the latest Ruby patch releases. Cumulatively these address:

  • CVE-2018-16396: Tainted flags are not propagated in Array#pack and String#unpack with some directives
  • CVE-2018-16395: OpenSSL::X509::Name equality check does not work correctly

See the official Ruby downloads page for more information about the patch releases. Stay safe!

Ruby/Rails File Permission Updates

By leveraging native Linux file permissions we've been able to modify our normal Rails deployment flow to both reduce the occurrence of permission errors AND increase the speed of deployment! Read all about it in our blog post!

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