[mod_python] Open source projects based on mod_python

Jim Gallacher jpg at jgassociates.ca
Fri Feb 10 16:44:58 EST 2006

Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> On 11/02/2006, at 3:35 AM, Ivan Rambius Ivanov wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to master mod_python and after reading its documentation,
>> running the samples from it and lurking in the mod_python mailing list
>> I would like to know some nice open source projects that use
>> mod_python. I am particularly interested in how people deploy their
>> projects to Apache Httpd and how the handlers are used in the real
>> world.
> I would suggest you have a look at Vampire and mpservlets to begin
> with. These show different ways of building different URL dispatchers
> on top of basic mod_python handler mechanism.
> These aren't end user applications in themselves though. For an
> example of an application which hosts on top of mod_python, you
> might look at Trac. I think though that it perhaps just uses mod_python
> as a jump off point and isn't really closely bound in with mod_python.
> I'm not sure I know of any application available which truly melds
> real close with mod_python/Apache.
> For something quite different, you might also look at Tramline. This
> isn't a content producer in itself, but is a good example of using the
> mod_python input/output filters in mod_python.
> The URLs for these packages are:
>   http://www.dscpl.com.au/projects/vampire
>   http://home.comcast.net/~d.popowich/mpservlets/
>   http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/
>   http://projects.edgewall.com/trac/wiki/TracModPython
>   http://faassen.n--tree.net/blog/view/weblog/2005/11/11/0

There are a number of projects that use mod_python as an option to 
improve performance, or make use of apache rather than a bundled 
standalone server. Roundup and Django immediately come to mind.


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