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Vagrant Virtual Development Tool Hits 1.0

Need an easy way to set up development sandboxes using virtual machines? Then you might want to take a look at Vagrant, a tool for making it easy to create and manage virtual machines.

The 1.0 release was announced on March 6th by Mitchell Hashimoto. This is two years to the day after the first development release of Vagrant.

According to Hashimoto, the big news for 1.0 is having installers and packages for all supported platforms. This includes Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5+, and several Linux distributions including Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and CentOS.

Vagrant is a set of tools for managing virtual machines using Oracle’s VirtualBox, so you’ll need to have a copy of that as well. It supports creating instances in just three steps, multi-VM environments, and provisioning VMs using Chef, Puppet, or shell scripting. See the documentation for all the features.

The project is sponsored by Engine Yard and Kipp. In addition to the 1.0 packages, code is on GitHub for folks who’d like to dive in and contribute. Vagrant is available under the MIT license.

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