http://swiftiply.swiftcore.org

Swiftiply is a fast backend agnostic clustering proxy for web applications 
that is specifically designed to support HTTP traffic from web frameworks.

New in this release, other than some bugfixes and performance tweaks, are 
three notable items:

1) Built in static file handling and Rails page cache handling.  This 
should, for many applications, simplify and accelerate deployment 
considerably, as it can eliminate the need for a traditional web server in 
front of the application.

2) Redeployable requests.  If a backend is handling a request, and that 
backend goes down before it returns a response to the request, Swiftiply 
can redeploy the request to the next available backend node, ensuring that 
the request is handled.

3) HUP handling.  Change your configuration to add or remove proxy 
destinations, and you can just HUP Swiftiply to have it reload the 
configuration.

The documentation has mostly been updated to reflect these changes, though 
there are some sample configurations being added soon.

Around the beginning of next week I will release 0.6.2 that will contain 
some further enhancements to the static file handling, so that HTTP 
caching directives are properly handled.


Kirk Haines