Now for some meat. First, thank you for your considered response!
> Of course Paste is intended for production use! But maybe you
> mean paste.httpserver
Yes, that's what I meant, sorry. I understand Paste to be three
1. a middleware library
2. a little web server (Paste Script [paste.httpserver])
3. a site configuration utility (Paste Deploy)
I love the middleware library! Unicorn power!
Re: the web server: It seems like you threw it together cause
Apache is too cumbersome for development. It doesn't seem very
close to the heart of Paste. Is that fair? As far as Aspen goes,
the core HTTP server is straight outta CherryPy, so I'm not
really doing anything new there myself. The CherryPy crew wrote a
dern nice little web server, IMO. :-)
> Paste Deploy tries to keep configuration fairly simple.
Paste Deploy is where I feel like I'm going to step on toes.
Honestly, man, I just don't get it. It's not simple to me; it
doesn't fit my brain.
We could dig into why, but I'm not sure that would be edifying. I
think the better question is how Aspen might possibly play nice
as a server for Paste apps. I'm hoping that digging through the
usage scenarios you described will help me understand Paste more
and start to answer that question.
Honestly, I'd like to see Aspen become common ground for Python
web programmers that prefer pure-HTTP deployments, regardless of
framework. I see cooperation with Paste as a priority in that
regard, given the number of frameworks that inherit from Paste.
> I personally deal with that at the Python level, with tools
> like workingenv and virtual-python. Anyone doing serious web
> development should definitely be using tools like that, and not
> installing stuff in their system Python.
Couldn't agree more. In the screencast I hinted that the magic
directory is meant to be used in this way when I installed Django
into it. The possibility of integrating workingenv, etc. into an
Aspen workflow is on my radar, and I'd love to see that fleshed
> Right now I'm working in a different kind of development from
> you (more one big website), but previously I was probably in a
> very similar situation ...
Great info, thanks! It'll take me a while to digest this and
think about how Aspen might relate. Please stand by ...
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