[Grok-dev] Re: Apache support for Grok

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Thu Jan 11 05:48:59 EST 2007

Carlos de la Guardia wrote:
> On 1/10/07, *Philipp von Weitershausen* <philipp at weitershausen.de 
> <mailto:philipp at weitershausen.de>> wrote:
>     The first prototype of modzope was w/o WSGI. When WSGI landed in Zope 3,
>     I refactored modzope to use that. It ended up being mostly a deletion.
>     modzope nowadays is just a teeny bit of integration code between Zope's
>     WSGIPublisherApplication and the modpython WSGI gateway.
> How stable it is? Do you think it could hold up in a production 
> environment? I would be willing to take a look at it.

It's a prototype, but I don't see why it couldn't be used in a 
production environment. The version of wsgiref it uses is probably 
outdated. Perhaps there's also a newer mod_python WSGI bridge than the 
one I used (wsgi.py).

One thing that one needs to be aware of: Apache typically starts a bunch 
of Python interpreters (one per Apache process I think). Zope 3 needs to 
load a lot of bootstrap configuration (ZCML) when it starts up. It also 
needs to access the ZODB. The easiest configuration would therefore be 
to tell Apache to ever only start 1 Python interpreter. An alternative 
would be to load several and use ZEO (but then you need a daemon process 

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