Bitnami Roller Stack
Bitnami Roller Stack is a free and cross-platform software project that provides users with a native installer for deploying the Roller blog server on their desktop computers or laptops, without having to know anything about installing a web server or database engine. It’s distributed as native installers that are compatible with all Linux kernel-based operating systems.
What is Roller?
Roller is an open source blog server best known for powering heavily used corporate blog sites, such as Sun Microsystem’s employee blogging site, IBM DeveloperWorks blogs, IBM Blog Central and Javalobby’s JRoller Java community site. Highlights include support for tens of thousands of users, built-in search engine, highly customizable, spam protection and comment moderation.
Installing Bitnami Roller Stack
Bitnami’s native installers (stacks and modules) are regularly distributed on all mainstream operating systems (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows). To install the Roller blog server on your PC, download the file that corresponds to your computer’s hardware architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), run it and follow the on-screen instructions.
Run Roller on the cloud
Besides deploying Roller on a personal computer, you can run it on the cloud using Bitnami’s cloud images for the Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure cloud costing services. In addition, it is also possible to virtualize Roller with Bitnami’s virtual machine image based on the latest stable version of Ubuntu and compatible with the Oracle VirtualBox and VMware ESX/ESXi virtualization software.
The Bitnami Roller Module
In addition to the Bitnami Roller Stack product reviewed here, Bitnami also provides users with a module for the Bitnami LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) server, which allows you to install the Roller application on top of it, without its dependencies. The Bitnami Roller Module is available for download for free on Softpedia.