[mod_python] Re: bbs written in python?

Graham Dumpleton grahamd at dscpl.com.au
Tue Mar 21 06:53:33 EST 2006

On 21/03/2006, at 10:42 PM, Daniel Nogradi wrote:

>>> I looked around there already but they are all - as the name  
>>> suggests
>>> - blog software as opposed to bullletin boards or forum software.  
>>> And
>>> yes, there are a number of wikis written in Python, but it seems  
>>> that
>>> specifically bulletin boards and/or forums are not written yet.  
>>> There
>>> are many in PHP and a couple in Ruby I wonder why there is
>>> (practically) none for Python.
>> My guess: Because there are only few web hosting providers offering
>> Python as a server-side scripting option. Most will offer PHP, so  
>> that's
>> the largest audience.
> This looks to me like a chicken-or-egg problem. For providers to offer
> Python there should exist good software, in order to have good
> software providers should offer Python :)

Bigger problem is that a lot of providers still use Apache 1.3, thus  
an old
version of mod_python which has lots of problems and issues. If they use
that version as a guide to stability of mod_python, it is no wander they
don't want to support it.


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