[Tutor] httpd in your laptop?!? serve web pages and wikis in your notebook?

Kirk Bailey deliberatus at verizon.net
Fri Mar 2 08:43:10 CET 2007

it is good, no arguement, I have a copy. I am trying to come up with the 
solution that has the MINIMUM impact on the system so as to be 
supportable on an obsolete laptop with an underpowered processor, so 
size and clock cycle demands are high priorities. abyss is very good,
but not so small, and only moderately thrifty on cycles. So far, i 
cannot measure the impact tinyweb is having on this laptop I am writing 
to you on while tiny is running. and being totally free even if issued 
with sold products, the legal aspect is quite acceptable, unlike another 
high scoring server i tested and found acceptable.

It comes from the people who wrote and sell the bat, an email client.

Chris Hengge wrote:
> I was using Abyss web server for a long time since it has multi-OS 
> support and a friendly web based UI for administration. Seemed extremely 
> light weight to me.
> On 2/27/07, * Luke Paireepinart* <rabidpoobear at gmail.com 
> <mailto:rabidpoobear at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Kirk Bailey wrote:
>      > ok, I realized  SOME TIME BACK that to run MANY THINGS in your
>     windows
>      > computer you need a server in there- and a nice SMALL one if it
>     is going
>      > to coexist with everything else going on.
>     You need a server for what now?
>     Web pages?  FTP? SVN?
>     I can't think of much else.
>     I run apache and ftp services on my windows machine, and they're
>     using... let me check...
>     4 MB of ram for the FTP server, and 4.6 MB of ram for Apache.  neither
>     of these are considered 'lightweight' apps.  Both are fully-featured.
>     Neither are listed as using more than 0% CPU.
>     My IM client uses 14 MB, my music program uses 32 MB, my browser is
>     using 63 MB, and my e-mail client is using 47 MB.
>     I would consider Apache fairly resource-friendly, compared to these
>     other apps.  Not to mention it's used on over 50% of EVERY web server,
>     so I'm pretty sure it's reliable.  And I don't see a need to use
>     anything else.  If your software asked me to install some obscure web
>     server I've never heard of, I would probably cancel the installation and
>     forget about it, for fear it would interfere with my
>     already-established
>     Apache server.
>      >  I found one in python, and
>      > posted it, and it caused a stirr.
>     I don't know what you're referring to, maybe it was before I joined the
>     list.
>      >  Well, I found a LISTING of them, and
>      > tried all the more promising ones. here is that page:
>      > http://microsoft.toddverbeek.com/phttpd.html
>      >
>     Can I ask why are you looking into this?
>     As far as I can tell, the software you're writing (miniwiki) will be
>     served from the client's computer directly to the client's web
>     browser.  No actual web stuff is necessary, right?
>     I don't understand why you'd want to make the user have to install
>     another webserver to use your program.  You're writing it in Python, why
>     not use a Python HTTP server library, and have that included in your
>     distribution when you py2exe it?
>     It seems by far a better solution.
>     JMO,
>     -Luke
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