[Grok-dev] Grok deployment story unclear and weird

Laurence Rowe l at lrowe.co.uk
Sat May 16 14:07:41 EDT 2009

Andreas Jung wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am currently totally clueless and confused about the
> deployment story with Grok apps.
> As developer I can create my sandbox using grokproject and implement
> my_weird_package based on the generated skeleton. Ok, the application
> is working - now I want to package and distribute my_weird_package.
> What is the suggested approach for doing this?
> As a Grok user I want to setup a new Grok server and install
> my_weird_package
> (possibly together with other Grok apps within the Grok instance). As an
> experienced
> Grok user I would use grokproject for creating an empty instance and install
> my_weird_package in some way (in which way?). As a newbie Grok user I would
> expect 'easy_install my_weird_package' to produce a running Grok instance!?
> So what is the way doing it the right way - for the Grok developer/package
> and the Grok user?

As someone who has never used grok, but would like to be able to install 
grok-built applications, I'd feel most comfortable if those applications 
  were 'standard' wsgi components, just like the other wsgi applications 
I already run (trac, paste, repoze and one day plone). These most likely 
run under apache mod_wsgi. There is a tutorial here, 

As far as I can tell, the only drawback to using mod_wsgi compared to 
proxying is that there is no way to provide session affinity. Useful 
when you want the zodb cache to be relevant.


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