I am creating an instance for the SuperBitter off the RAILS fedora AMI. I dont use fedora but I decided to use an Amazon recommended AMI and it was fedora or bust.
I added: git, java, csound, ffmpeg, scala, jetty & mavin (for lift)
ffmpeg is still missing some stuff
used this resource for ffmpeg install :http://blog.ryanparman.com/2008/06/28/installing-ffmpeg-php-fedora-amazon-aws/
in the midst of building thrift - (need to update autoconfig), mongodb (sort of a pain), open source segmenter (a pain), http://github.com/mfchang/HTTP-Live-Video-Stream-Segmenter-and-Distributor
For the future I am going to split up the web EC2 (rails) from the backend EC2 (scala, mongodb, csound). But for now I dont want to deal.