[Melbourne-pm] Deploying perl web applications to end users
scottp at dd.com.au
Tue Jan 17 14:31:46 PST 2006
On 17/01/2006, at 22:40, David Dick wrote:
> For a while now, i've been building an application at home as a
> 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
> having a product that actually does something useful :$ so i'm
> about deployment to potential customers.
> Two possibilities here (afaik) that boil down to the same issue
> Possibility one is customer installs on a local machine. Issue:
> to ensure a quick, easy install to make sure s/he actually uses the
> software. Possibility two is we admin server farms for the
> Issue, need to ensure quick, easy install to remove the
> possibility of
> stuff ups.
Two things to review. TWIKI has a untar, go to URL type installation.
But if you want to be really transparent, try considering PAR - Think
TAR or JAR only Perl - it is designed to distribute an entire system
in a single file, you could even have multiple versions of the code
installed there, and it allows data files to be included.
Tell us how you go, because this is definitely an issue. One of my
problems is that CPAN asks too many questions - I can't remember the
time I didn't just press ENTER on any question. This is a problem
that Debian has on install too - and is starting to be realised by
CPAN is trying to fix this though with the META files, so that a tree
of dependencies can be built in advance, rather than one node at a
time, like it currently is.
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