[Zope] Re: [Zope-Annce] mod_pcgi2 version 2.0.0

Oleg Broytmann phd@phd.fep.ru
Fri, 25 May 2001 18:29:46 +0400 (MSD)


   Please note - I am replying to the list, too.

On Fri, 25 May 2001, Chris Ryland wrote:
> How is this different from/better than the standard FastCGI module?
> >
> >    http://www.zope.org/Members/phd/mod_pcgi2/
> >
> >    mod_pcgi2 - Apache module for Zope/PCGI - reached version 2.0.0! This
> > version compiles and runs under Apache 2.0, as well as Apache 1.3+.

   Well, not sure about how it is "better", other that exactly the point of
announcement - it now works with Apache 2.0. Probably, not many people use
Apache 2.0 - it is in early beta stage; I even sent a bug report while
debugged my module :)
   On the other hand, it was not completely ported and tested on Windows.

   Let's talk about differences.

1. The module implements different protocol - PersistentCGI instead of
FastCGI. You don't have to use PCGI with Zope - you can run your own PCGI
(but the module was really tested only with Zope).

2. The module does its best to be compatible with Zope's SiteAccess. This
allow you to configure your virtual hosts with a bit less pain. FastCGI is
not very mature in this aspect (though it is good enough).

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            phd@phd.pp.ru
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.