#1 By: Fred_Zimmerman, September 16th, 2011 08:34
Two weeks in using Bitnami. Very impressed and satisfied so far. Have set up two development servers that are now running exactly as I wished. The Bitnami component of the elapsed time took about an hour to get fully fleshed LAMP servers with all the apps I wanted. The Fred component -- making application mistakes, debugging them, fixing, deleting, restoring -- took the remainder of the two weeks.
My Bitnami wish list as of today:
- dashboard: add new apps to existing servers
- dashboard: rename of backups. "Restored-from-backup-20110915.bitnamiapp.com" is pretty cumbersome.
- dashboard: run ctlscript.sh from dashboard. why not? would save a lot of time on stop/restarts.
- realtime support - chat or IRC (#commented b/c I realize this is a business issue depending on $ and resources)
- higher "N" of users -- this forum needs more activity to be reliable as a trouble-shooting tool'
- a different editor for Answers - the way this thing does list bullets is stupid! ;-) try it.
What are other ideas?
#2 By: Beltran Rueda Borrego, September 17th, 2011 13:52
Thanks a lot for your feedback! This wish list is very useful for us and to decide the next improvements in BitNami :)
#3 By: Benjamin, April 27th, 2012 09:28
+1 for adding new apps via dashboard
#4 By: httpdevel, May 9th, 2012 02:06
Sample output of new apps via dashboard/script:
(assuming plain lampstack installed)
$ ./ctlscript.sh install joomla
Checking config ... done
Downloading from https://download.bitnami.com/apps/joomla-latest.tar.gz
Extracting to $DOCUMENT_ROOT (/home/user1/lampstack/apache2/htdocs/joomla)...done.
Creating default database 'joomladb' for user 'root'/'admin'...done.
All set ... redirecting browser to install page...
Congratulations ... joomla is installed!
That is just a suggestion, us programmers being lazy people :)
#5 By: AlexBitnami, June 19th, 2012 02:35
my #1 priority would be installing multiple Redmine instances on the same stack.
I'm working on Redmine Java API and I need a lot of Redmine instances for regular testing. it's a pain in the ... to install all them manually. they all want different versions of everything. it's a hell!
I was very happy to find Bitnami stack, but it turned out I can't install Redmine 1.4.3 as a module after I already installed Redmine 2.0.2 in my "stack". the new install partially overwrote the old one! so redmine 1.4.3 was launched with Redmine 2.0.2 database left from the previous install.
totally messed up.
I need 8-9 Redmine instances on this server and installing a stack per instance (and having 8-9 apaches and mysql servers) is not a great idea...
#6 By: Beltran Rueda Borrego, June 19th, 2012 02:57
Thanks for your feedback, this is a popular feature and it is present in our TODO list.
#7 By: AlexBitnami, June 19th, 2012 14:09
Beltran, are you planning to implement this any time soon? this would be a great feature to support.
#8 By: Kieppie, October 14th, 2012 18:52
IRC is a definite must. (pref. FreeNode)
It's hard to actively engage in or be a part of a FLOSS-based community without IRC, even if it's an informal gathering of users to help each other out
#9 By: Victor, October 15th, 2012 09:55
Thank you for giving us your opinion.
#10 By: Craig_Miles, January 29th, 2013 22:59
I would love to see a Virtual Machine version of the RubyStack which includes Postgres as well as or as an alternative to MySQL.
Or is there any other way of achieving this? Can I install the Postgres add-on into a virtual machine created initially with the Ruby Stack? The documentation seems to suggest that modules can only be used with native installs on top of LAMP/WAMP etc stacks?
#11 By: Victor, January 30th, 2013 04:45
Yes, you can install the BitNami PostgreSQL module on top of BitNami Ruby stack.
I hope it helps you. Best regards!
#12 By: T_E_Sumner, May 1st, 2013 20:45
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The 'v' down arrow would open a fuller description.
#13 By: Victor, May 2nd, 2013 02:51
Thank you very much for your suggestion. We will look at it.
#14 By: Joseph_Enfield, May 10th, 2013 16:41
#15 By: Victor, May 11th, 2013 04:48
Thank you for the suggestion. Could you please suggest it for our bi-weekly contest and promote it?
That way it will be packaged for sure if it wins!
#16 By: Joey_Famiglietti, July 3rd, 2013 12:25
I have been dabbling in Bitnami for some time, having experience with the Turnkey project and wanting to dabble with something based on the Red Hat/CentOS core instead of Debian. Bitnami seemed like the ideal solution.
The problem I've been having is that the VMWare server I'm on doesn't have a DHCP server in front of it; all IP addresses need to be static. While Turnkey has a simplified UI for setting network parameters after installation, Bitnami seems to afford no similar utility. My attempts to set a static IP using the command line has not yielded me much in the way of success, though I do appreciate the inclusion of nano, as I can't stand vi or emacs, personally. But I digress.
An out-of-the-box method of setting network parameters would be a wonderful addition to the project. Thanks!
#17 By: Victor, July 4th, 2013 06:23
Thank you very much for your feedback. We will take a look at it. Meanwhile, you already have a wiki entry that try to cover it.