Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A sneak peek at mod_wsgi 1.2

Errata: Opps, the title should be "A sneak peek at mod_wsgi 2.0"

Today Graham Dumpleton announced the first release candidate of mod_wsgi 2.0. mod_wsgi is a simple to use Apache module which can host any Python application which supports the Python WSGI interface. The new features added are:
  • 'Process' option for WSGIReloadMechanism to make it easier to restart an application running in a mod_wsgi daemon process when code changes are made. When this option is enabled, you only need to touch the WSGI script file and the application to be reloaded.
  • Ability to hook into the Apache 2.2 auth provider mechanism
  • Support for Python virtual environments
  • Provision of hooks to be able to work with the internal Apache APIs.
Read the changes document for more information.

If you are in Sydney, Australia on Thursday 1 October you could find out more by attending the SyPy meetup where Graham will be talking about mod_wsgi. Details can be found here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

November 28, a busy day for me

Just been notified by the OSDC 2007 Program Committee that my two presentations are on the same day.

11:00-11:30 Testing Web Applications with Scripting Languages

14:30-15:00 Moonlight - Shiny, Pretty Things with XML?

The complete conference program can be viewed here. So if you want to spend an interesting 3-4 days in Brisbane mixing with open source developers, early bird registration is open until October 14th. Then full price registration will be available until October 31th.