On Jan 20, 2006, at 4:21 PM, Kirk Haines wrote:

> On Friday 20 January 2006 12:33 pm, Michael Schoen wrote:
>
>> Cool stuff. Is the intent that this enables an even more  
>> straightforward
>> approach for running apps (such as a RoR app) than scgi under  
>> lighttpd?
>> Ie., rather than scgi under lighttpd, just use mod_proxy?
>>
>> Did you read this post, where Mark Mayo wonders why the newer  
>> frameworks
>> haven't just been using an http interface (and instead have struggled
>> with fcgi)?
>
> When running IOWA apps under webrick, one can do exactly this.  I  
> don't do
> that for production apps, however, because the performance  
> penalty.  Even
> with the socket overhead, Apache or lighttpd with fcgi, or Apache with
> mod_ruby are both substantially faster.
>
> If mongrel proves fast enough, though, using a proxy approach would  
> become a
> very viable alternative for production apps.

I'd love to make it flexible enough to work with any framework, but  
I'm starting with ruby on rails.  If you've got some sample code of  
how IOWA maybe runs in WEBrick, or suggestions on what you'd need to  
get IOWA running, I'd love it.

Zed A. Shaw
http://www.zedshaw.com/