[Zope] Platform statistics

Jeffrey Robinson Jeffrey.Robinson@MCICoach.com
Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:09:04 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	seb bacon [SMTP:seb@jamkit.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, October 30, 2001 9:43 AM
> To:	Jeffrey Robinson
> Cc:	zope@zope.org
> Subject:	Re: [Zope] Platform statistics
> * Jeffrey Robinson <Jeffrey.Robinson@MCICoach.com> [011030 14:48]:
> > The administrator's main contention is that it is open source,
> unsupported
> > and my attempt to lock them into a unix-centric platform; something that
> > will work fine under "unix" but Windows is an after-thought.  (On could
> take
> > this basically as a predetermined approach to Zope/open source by said
> > admin).
> Sorry, I don't have any stats, but we've had it running without any
> problems in our dev environments, and always test our apps on both
> platforms before delivering them: this is because we actively sell
> Zope to our clients as a cross-platform solution!  How many app server
> platforms allow you to deploy your software across such a wide range
> of hardware / OS, simply by copying it off a CD?
> Also, it sounds to me like your problems come from PCGI, rather than
> Zope?
> seb
	Yes, infact I'm pretty sure you've hit the nail on the head with the
last point.  (Personally, I've been in love with Zope shortly after I
started plugging away at it).

	My unfortunate position is that I'm the Graphic Designer so I can't
actually do the work on IIS myself (though I do get to run amuck with
Zope)... so I need to find definitive documentation on the IIS setup
(step-for-step) for the admin to use.  There was some sort've
misconfiguration going on as calling Zope through IIS would launch
pcgi_wrapper.exe which would then hog the CPU.  These processes couldn't be
killed, so the server had to be rebooted.

	I'm even willing to write up a document that'll outline in
excruciatingly stupid detail how we set it up if it'll help other people.

	Jeff Robinson
	Graphic Designer
	Motor Coach Industries