[Web-SIG] windows, pywebd, webctl

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Mar 12 15:01:20 CET 2007

On Mar 12, 2007, at 1:26 AM, Brian Sutherland wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 01:22:58PM -0500, Chad Whitacre wrote:
>> Jim,
>> First, your comments re: paying attention to sysadmins are
>> well-taken. Thanks.
> I was pointed to this conversation and would like to comment  
> wearing my
> sysadmin hat about what I would like. How I think web applications
> should be installed on unix. Basically, I'll just go through what
> happens when I install apache, squid or postgres on linux.
> When I install an application that is a daemon,

There is an interesting subtlety here.  I think of Zope (or  
applications built using Zope components) as applications that can be  
run as one or more daemons.  To me, a daemon is a particular instance  
of an application, not the application itself.  I (and my SAs) prefer  
to separate software installation from configuration.  We prefer that  
these be 2 steps.  We often run multiple daemons of the same  
application on a single machine. The configuration of these daemons  
(and cron jobs, and so on) are controlled from a central  
configuration database that is mostly independent of the software  
install.  We don't want deamons installed automatically when an  
application is installed.


Jim Fulton			mailto:jim at zope.com		Python Powered!
CTO 				(540) 361-1714			http://www.python.org
Zope Corporation	http://www.zope.com		http://www.zope.org

More information about the Web-SIG mailing list