[mod_python] Re: Book on mod_python?

Jorey Bump list at joreybump.com
Fri May 27 21:09:29 EDT 2005

Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> Even if you have some more complicated stuff you definitely can't forget
> the beginners. One thing a book would have to be careful about is not to
> focus on the latest versions in exclusion of the older versions. One of
> the problems with the 3.1 documentation as it exists is that it doesn't
> clearly indicate where certain things have changed in respect of 2.7.
> As a result you get some number of questions on the mailing list by newbies
> asking why their mptest example will not work. For some it is because
> they didn't follow the instructions as written, but in other cases it is
> because they followed the instructions for 3.1 when they were actually
> using 2.7. We were getting a lot of this a while back and why I wrote
> that newbie article I keep referring people to so that didn't have to
> keep answering the same question all the time.

I expect we'll see less of this when Debian Sarge goes stable. Woody 
still has a very large installed base. Another challenge is that 
Slackware still ships with apache 1.3.x, and some people even prefer it 
to apache 2. That leaves mod_python 2.7 the only choice for many people. 
  While apache 2 has some nice features, the truth is that most people 
were so content with the earlier series, they are in no hurry to 

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