Quixote Question

Haim Ashkenazi haim at babysnakes.org
Fri Oct 8 16:42:56 CEST 2004

On Thu, 07 Oct 2004 09:58:35 +0100, Fuzzyman wrote:

> I have a question about quixote. I've looked at the website but
> couldn't easily see the answer tomy question - so I thought I'd ask
> the intelligent and helpful folk over at comp.lang.python ;-)
> Quixote is a web-framework. Does it act as a server or can it act as a
> frameowrk using the CGI protocol ?
> I would like to develop a website with user login, download manager,
> statistics etc and I don't want to reinvent the wheel. *However* I am
> using someone elses server, so I would like to do it using python CGI.
> Is this  :
> a) Possible with Quixote
> b) A sensible use of Quixote
I think you would better get the feel of it if you'll download and run the
demos. I just started playing with it, but as far as I understand, you can
use it as stand-alone server (using medusa or twisted), as a cgi script,
as a fastCGI/SCGI or as mod_python. using it with simple CGI interface
will give poor results (very slow). I got the fastest results with SCGI,
and it's only a couple of lines in httpd.conf to make it work (plus a
stop/start script).
again, you really should download and install it, and then you'll
understand much better, also, they have a very good mailing list...

> Many TIA
> Fuzzyman
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/atlantibots/pythonutils.html


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