randolf at modperl
Feb 28, 2012, 10:59 AM
Post #3 of 12
> 2012/2/28 Vincent Veyron <vv.lists [at] wanadoo>:
Re: Funding [WAS :Re: trying to compile mod_perl against httpd-2.4.1]
[In reply to]
> > I am a tiny one-man company using mod_perl with great success(*) and
> > pleasure, and your post has me very worried that it could end in a
> > hurry :-(
I depend on mod_perl2 for nearly all the web sites that I maintain,
and I've been trying to encourage others to use the same technology
(it's more challenging with the hundreds of voices pushing PHP
compared to my one voice promoting ModPerl, but I don't consider this
a valid justification for discouragement).
You probably also enjoy the efficient response times to HTTP clients
and the direct server-side access to the API via APR, etc. All this
and the many other things that ModPerl provides is of tremendous
worth in my strong opinion.
> Don't panic! There's no immediate danger to mod_perl, and most people
> are not trying to run on the very latest versions of perl and apache.
> Even if mod_perl someday stops being developed for new versions of
> perl and apache, there will be no immediate need to move off it and
> plenty of alternatives available.
That's re-assuring. Thanks.
> > Can't the ASF dedicate some funds for that, to pay for your work?
> No, that's not how the ASF works. Coding is a volunteer effort.
> Money is spent on infrastructure like hosting.
> > Also, I wonder what the big players who subscribe to this list think of
> > such a situation?
> It's fine for people to make their own deals to sponsor developers.
> Some companies who need something will pay their own developers to
> build it. Most likely, no one has needed this enough to develop it
> yet. (Because they're all running apache 1.3...)
The last time I used Apache HTTPd v1.anything on my servers was when
I was hosting a few hundred web sites on Novell NetWare. When I
migrated to NetBSD there was Apache HTTPd v2.something and so I used
the migration as an opportunity to perform the massive code upgrades
to mod_perl2 (this was not a small effort, but it also wasn't overly
complicated for the most part after getting used to the changes).
I hear rumours from time-to-time that SlashDot continues to use
mod_perl1, but considering that mod_perl2 has been available for so
long now I always doubted it under the assumption that most people
would have upgraded by now.
Are a lot of people still using the version 1 series of httpd and/or
Randolf Richardson - randolf [at] inter-corporate
Inter-Corporate Computer & Network Services, Inc.
Beautiful British Columbia, Canada