A while ago, the people from Fullstaq and I started the Fullstaq Ruby project: a Ruby distribution that's optimized for server use cases. Compared to normal MRI Ruby, Fullstaq Ruby uses 50% less memory, is faster, and is easier to install and security-patch because of RPM and DEB packages.
Fullstaq Ruby is in beta. The initial release (epic 1) only came with the bare minimum.
I am happy to announce that epic 2 is now released. There is an APT and YUM repository to make installation and security-patching very easy. Epic 2 also includes the newly-released Ruby 2.6.4.
Third-party reviews and test results
The APT and YUM repo have already been beta tested by various people for about a month now, so we're confident that it's working fine. For example:
Andrey Novikov of Evil Martians recently reviewed Fullstaq Ruby with its pre-release APT repo, and reported:
"First of all: nothing broke. Zero downtime!"
Their memory usage graph clearly showed a big difference after deployment of Fullstaq Ruby:
Kadu Diógenes reported:
Head to the installation instructions to learn how to make use of the APT and YUM repositories:
Fullstaq Ruby is under active development. Please have a look at the roadmap to learn what's in store for the future.