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WebYaST 0.3 is out

November 7th, 2011 by

WebYaST 0.3 is out

“We have doubled the speed and have halved the memory usage”


The latest version of WebYaST has many improvements regarding speed, memory usage, usability and developing environment:

  • Speed
    Due a new caching mechanism the startup time of each module has been decreased to a maximum of 1-2 seconds. So the user is able now to click through WebYaST without any notable waiting time.
    We have made a video which shows the speed improvement: WebYaST Comparison VideoFor more technical information have a look to: WebYaST Caching Howto
  • Memory Usage
    Former versions of WebYaST were split into a service and into an UI part. Each part has run in a own HTTP server. We have decided to bring these parts together in order to save one HTTP server which halves the memory usage.
    One additional benefit is that the architecture of WebYaST has simplified a lot:
  • Simplifying WebYaST architecture
    Due the use of one HTTP WebYaST server only the development environment has been simplified very much:

    1. Setup an environment system is much more easier now. Even a setup based on the GIT repository is quite easy.
      For more information have a look to : WebYaST Installation
    2. Writing an own WebYaST plugin has been reduced to a minimum effort. Everyone who has read a Ruby on Rails tutorial is now able to write a plugin.
      You do not believe ? Then have a look to the Example plugin .

How to get:

  • All needed packages can be downloaded from OBS
  • The source code can be found in Github

Available for…

.Sadly it is too late for 12.1 but you can install the packages from the repository described above for 11.4 and 12.1

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6 Responses to “WebYaST 0.3 is out”

  1. pocax

    great job man!

  2. veri nice….:D !!!!

  3. Stefan, Can you just adjust your post and make all the link as links, would be more easy to clic on them than copy/pasting :-)

    I appreciate the fact to limiting the number of webserver. I hope that I can have that one running with the web server I used to. Aka my beloved Apache2.

    Yet another things to play with…
    Thanks.

  4. If you’re confident the extra repo is good you should put a link to it in the product highlights:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Product_highlights#Security_and_administration_tools

    That way, interested users can grab it right from there. Maybe link to this blog for an overview of what’s new since 12.1 for them :D