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by ryan davis


vlad version 1.0.0 has been released!

Published 2007-08-13 @ 17:03

Vlad the Deployer is pragmatic application deployment automation, without mercy. Much like Capistrano, but with 1/10th the complexity. Vlad integrates seamlessly with Rake, and uses familiar and standard tools like ssh and rsync.

Impale your application on the heartless spike of the Deployer.


  • Full deployment automation stack.
  • Supports single server deployment with just 4 variables defined.
  • Very few dependencies. All simple.
  • Uses ssh with your ssh settings already in place.
  • Uses rsync for efficient transfers.
  • Run remote commands on one or more servers.
  • Syncs files to one or more servers.
  • Mix and match local and remote tasks.
  • Built on rake. easy.
  • Compatible with all of your tab completion shell script rake-tastic goodness.
  • Ships with tests that actually pass.
  • Engine is under 500 lines of code.
  • Super uper simple.
  • Does NOT support Windows right now. Coming soon in 1.1.
  • This is 1.0.0… expect rough edges.


1.0.0 / 2007-08-04