|Original author(s)||David Jones, Resolve Digital|
|Developer(s)||Philip Arndt, U?is Ozols, Rob Yurkowski, Brice Sanchez|
|Initial release||May 2009|
4.0.1 / October 25, 2017
4.1.0.dev / October 25, 2017
|Platform||Ruby on Rails|
|Available in||Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Norwegian Bokmål, Português, Slovenian|
|Type||Content management system|
Refinery differs from similar products by targeting a non-technical end user and allowing the developer to create a flexible website rapidly by staying as close as possible to the conventions of the Ruby on Rails framework.
Refinery started as a closed sourced project written by David Jones at Resolve Digital in 2004 and went on to be released as open source software under the MIT License on 28 May 2009. Since then it has, under the direction of Philip Arndt and U?is Ozols, gained popularity and is now the most popular Ruby on Rails CMS  with more than 384 contributors  and an active community extending the application with engines.
Version 1.0.0 was released on 28 May 2011 - exactly 2 years after it was first released as open source software.
Version 2.0.0 was released on 29 February 2012.
Version 2.1.0 was released on 5 August 2013.
Version 3.0.0 was released on 19 September 2015.
Version 4.0.0 was released  on 29 September 2017.
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