Welcome to Southampton.pm

Pap Taylor pap at sotonians.org.uk
Fri Jun 30 05:39:25 CDT 2000


The nice thing about the site is that it won't be hosted on Quik's servers,
which given the uncertain future of the machine in the UK is a good thing.

Happyfunball has got a MySQL server running on it.  I'm unsure of its
status right now, but I'll be mailing our friendly neighbourhood admin to
see if we can get access.  I'm not a big fan of text files.

I envisage a site where both the navigation and main content is dynamically
generated from the DB.

This is helped in no small part by the fact that our new webserver has
compiled-in support for mod_perl - which will mean that our Perl calls will
have less of an impact on the system than they would have previously.

That, coupled with MySQL - should make for a relatively nippy site - even
though it's on the East Coast of the USA.

So yep, I think a dynamic site would be well worth creating.


On Fri, Jun 30, 2000 at 09:14:20AM +0100, Gareth Noyce wrote:
> Ok,
> Hi mongers! I figure that the 'build the site' idea is a good one, as it not
> only advertises our existence, but it's fairly handy in attracting other
> mongers to the group (which is A Good Thing).
> Tying the perl projects to the site is also a good idea, as it gives us
> something to do. So we really need to figure out what is going to be on the
> site, and how Perl integrates with that. Then we can pick things to code...
> So maybe the question should be: How shall we build the site (considering
> we're mongers then really it should all be automated?) and what shall we put
> onto it...?
> My £0.02 worth...
> G

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