DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-09
Re: sysinstall v2
:Is it decided that we will use a http:// based installation?
: - I guess yes, as Matt said he wanted it that way and because a lot of
: people agreed.
Yes, this is what I would like.
:Are we fixed at Apache? I.e. don't we want to evaluate some thttpd?
: - Someway I remember reading that PHP4 should run as CGI, so some other
: server might as well do - on the other hand, Apache is well-known and
: tested and not *that* large, so this might not be an issue.
Apache because it is the most mainstream, and we do not need the type
of performance that thttpd offers.
:Is Python our backend scripting language of choice?
:Do we want/need PHP4 when we have Python anyways?
: - PHP might be better for templating, tho.
Yes, the two are orthogonal. PHP4 is a good templating language but
not necessarily a good programming language.
I am not set on Python, but from my read a lot of people already use
it for complex installation and package management operations and by
using it we would be able to potentially leverage some of that work.