[REBOL] Re: ANN: Serve-It! (PRE-release)
From: maarten:vrijheid at: 10-Mar-2004 14:16
>>First of all, nice to see somebody building a webserver on top of hipe,
>>my Rugby I/O engine. I always thought it would be possible ;-)
> I didn=B4t know that you are the author of hipe. I=B4ve found an old article on
> rebolforces, where "building a server engine" is described. And I used that
> info to write the core SSE of Serve-It!. I am sorry for using your work
> without honoring it accordingly.
Oh , that's OK. I wrote the article :-) I was merely surprised that
anybody used it for this. Ironically I just did a partial http 1.0
server (snuffstream) based on Gabriele's async:// stuff, which Andreas
just tested. And I have a http 1.1 version *almost* ready, but I doubt I
have time for that the next few weeks/months.
>>Second, in the code you use "async" handlers, but they are in fact
>>non-blocking handlers. Async is more on the tcp level, where you also
>>get the kind of event (connect, close, read, write,resolve). See
>>Gabriele's excellent work on this.
> I know, "async" is not the right name for this handler. My "async"-handler
> processes all the requests that are initiated by the proxy-handler upon a
> client request and prevents the proxy-handler to block the hole request-queue.
> (Until now I didn=B4t found the time to have a look at Gabriele=B4s async-protocol,
> but thanx for the hint.)
I though you'd knew, but I don't want others to be confused.
>>All in all it is very nice work! Now if you can add CGI-like support (if
>>only for Reblets) like in webserv.r on the rebol.org library and relax
>>the license so we can use it as an embedded webserver.... I haven't had
>>time to test tthe proxy stuff (yet). But, again, very nice work.
> To add CGI-like support for Reblets is on the to-do list, but due to lack of
> time it`s not implemented yet. I would also like to add CGI-support in
> general, but I am not able to purchase a View/Pro license for AmigaOS from RT=B4s
> Website to test the shell(CGI) access accordingly.
Check out the tricks Cal Dixon does in webserv.r on rebol.org. It
doesn't need call for "rebol-only".
>>One question: how do you handle very large files (say 600 Mb)? Buffered
>>or read them in memory all at once?
> As you=B4ve mentioned, atm large files are buffered in memory all at once. So,
> if you want to host large files you have to use a server with at least the
> same amount of memory. I=B4ll think this will change in one of the next releases
> of Serve-It!, and the I/O will be fragmented to 32KB in size for the
> web-server part too.
OK, and then the GUI optional and being able to drive it via a config
dialect etc. for embedding in other applications.
> One question for the list: Does anybody know whether it=B4s possible to change
> or hide the "R"-logo if you are "online" with a View/application?
It's gone in newer betas and new versions.