I'm happy to announce a very exciting release from OpenShift and that our upgrade is complete!
New v2 Cartridge Format
The new cartridge format is finally in production. This is the culmination of several months of work both inside Red Hat and from the community. There are several blog posts on the subject and anyone interested in cartridge development should start here: /new-openshift-cartridge-format-part-1
In addition to the new cartridge format is custom downloadable cartridges. These downloadable cartridges allow users to use any cartridge they want in OpenShift Online. This will better help our community publish and create their own custom languages, frameworks and applications. I'm very happy with this new feature and can't wait to see what others start to run on OpenShift.
Apache, Scaling and CLI Enhancements
We've also made some tuning changes, users with an Apache based cartridge have a much higher MaxClients than before at 50. The scaling algorithm has also been updated to correct for some conditions where constant load would still result in scale up and down events. We've also added some better details to the CLI tools so users can examine specific ports or logs at a per gear level.