Is pcgi usable without Zope?
jbauer at rubic.com
Wed Jun 2 15:14:27 CEST 1999
Paul Everitt wrote:
> Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> > I have to admit that I'm a bit confused about pcgi these days. The
> > most recent documentation for it was last updated in August, 1998, and
> > it still refers to Bobo and Principia.
> We're certainly not helping -- I agree that stuff is strewn around all
> over the place.
> > Now that we have Zope, is pcgi now intimately bundled with it, never
> > to emerge on its own again? Or is there a way to run pcgi without
> > Zope?
> I don't think PCGI is intimately bundled with Zope. Neither is the
> object publisher, object database, the template system, etc. All can be
> used independently.
Argh. I responded to Lloyd and CC'd the Zope list, but
neglected to include the Python list. My reply follows.
PCGI is a tiny, yet integral part of Zope for some set of
Zope applications, esp. where a web server front-end
(e.g. Apache) is desired.
It is possible to run Zope without PCGI (e.g. internal network,
a.k.a. buzzword: 'intranet'). It is also possible to use PCGI
without Zope. The pcgitest example is provided to test and
demonstrate a free-standing PCGI application.
And yet another alternative is to use PCGI with Zope components
(ZPublisher, DocumentTemplate, BoboPOS) to build custom
P.S. A couple weeks ago I posted a message describing a new
version of pcgi_publisher that would include an inactivity
timer, i.e. would shutdown the LRP automatically after a
specified period of inactivity. I think some people may
find such a feature useful for custom PCGI apps. -JB
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