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.


kumar said...

Did you mean a "sneak peak at mod_wsgi 2.0" ? From the announcement, looks like 1.2 and 2.0rc1 were released simultaneously.

Graham Dumpleton said...

Don't be too hard on Mark, he is suffering in the heat of a foreign country at the moment. ;-)

You are correct though, version 1.2 is just a bug fix release, with 2.0c1 being the contender for the next real update.

Mark Rees said...

That's what happens when you do a blog post late at night. Thanks for the heads up.

kumar said...

anyway, good news ... very much looking forward to 2.0 at my co. as we've run into several nuisances with mod_python lately :(