[Grok-dev] Apache support for Grok (was: Re: template syntax)

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Wed Jan 10 16:24:35 EST 2007

Carlos de la Guardia wrote:
> hi, very good to see that the project is advancing. I made a mention of 
> this on my blog 
> (http://blog.delaguardia.com.mx/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=73&blogId=1 
> <http://blog.delaguardia.com.mx/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=73&blogId=1>).

Yes, I saw your blog entries. It's very good to get the word out, thank 
you very much!

> I thought it would be interesting to share with you part of a comment I 
> received:
> "However, for me the biggest hinderance in using zope3 to build even 
> small sites/apps is the lack of good documentation on how to deploy 
> zope3 apps on shared hosting with mod_python/fastcgi."
> Since I am going to play around with Grok anyway, I think if you give me 
> some pointers on how you think this can be done I can document it for 
> Grok. Maybe WSGI?

Great that you're interested in looking into this! It would be very nice 
to have a solution for this indeed.

The best pointer I have right now is my work on making Grok work with 
the CherryPy WSGI server. Perhaps this can be adapted into mod_python or 

Here is the blog entry about my work:


I think one of the biggest challenges will be to make the ZODB work in 
such a multi-process environment - ZEO is perhaps called for.

Philipp long ago (pre-WSGI I believe) worked on something called 
mod_zope to hook Zope 3 into Apache I do not know what state it is in, 
but Philipp may be able to tell you more about it. Here is more 
information on that:




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