[Melbourne-pm] Deploying perl web applications to end users
david_dick at iprimus.com.au
Tue Jan 17 03:40:56 PST 2006
For a while now, i've been building an application at home as a testing
ground for a lot of ideas that i can use for my job. It's a perl web
application with a database backend, so fairly basic stuff.
I'm at a stage where i think i might be only a couple of years out from
having a product that actually does something useful :$ so i'm thinking
about deployment to potential customers.
Two possibilities here (afaik) that boil down to the same issue (afaik).
Possibility one is customer installs on a local machine. Issue: need
to ensure a quick, easy install to make sure s/he actually uses the
software. Possibility two is we admin server farms for the application.
Issue, need to ensure quick, easy install to remove the possibility of
Looking at two known perl web applications, Bricolage and Movable Type,
they have installation instructions at
that oddly enough to me, don't seem to be all that smooth as far as a
"one click" sort of installation goes.
Has anyone had an experience deploying perl web applications in large
numbers? Did you use Wix, rpm, apt-get, Module::Build, movable
type/Bricolage type instructions? How did it go?
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