Spree is an e-commerce platform that was designed to make customization and upgrades as simple as possible. It includes support for product variants, inventory management, shipping, multiple payment gateways and more.
Why use the Bitnami Spree Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Spree in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Spree Stack is:
We track every release of Spree and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Spree as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Spree or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami Spree Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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I am using spree to setup an online commerce site and in general it's rather good. It's self contained and nice to work with, and having phpmyadmin pre-installed really does save a ton of time.
That being said I feel it should have better documentation in regards to the stack setup. It took me a while to figure out their apache conf and ctlscript.
In ragards to advice, It uses passenger so you might be in store for some annoying bugs with bundler. If you're installing new gems make sure to 'bundle pack' and 'bundle install --path vendor/cache'
I was not impressed by spree. The feel and look of it all just wasnt convincing and did not inspire any confidence. Theming could be more logical and easier to do. Shortage of documentation.