orion (yuen) wrote in lj_dev,

LJ Apache/mod_perl2 Port

Hello to everyone on ljdev!

This is my first time post in ljdev although I've been monitoring ljdev on and off for many months now. I'm primarily interested in having a version of LJ running on Apache/mod_perl2 - finally getting around making it happen. Unfortunately I had to incorporate it as part of a school project to carve out the time.

In a couple of weeks I hope to have semi-functioning LJ code that supports both Apache 1.x & 2.x and associated mod_perl (since that's when the project is due) - especially interested in having it run with minimal work with vanilla Fedora Core 4.

There are a couple of ljdev posts regarding LJ and Apache 2.0 so there seems to be some interest. Will anyone be interested in my port? I'd like to contribute my work if anyone's willing to try it out.

Advice and comments would be greatly appreciated!

And finally I have some questions - some for the purposes of the port and others are for the project report (I have to get the school fluff out of the way!). A big thanks to those who reply!

  1. Why are you interested in a 2.x port? My initial motivation was to run a small private, LJ site for small group of friends but I couldn't get it to work with Fedora-out-of-the-box. My goal is to have LJ running with as little modification as possible to a Fedora system.

  2. For those who plan to install LJ on their own servers, how many users are you looking to support?

  3. What kind of systems are you planning to use as LJ server? OS? Desktop PC? Server machine?

  4. What are the primary reason(s) for using LJ? What kind of journals (work? personal?)

  5. Are you interested in a straight port to 2.x or one that supports both 1.x and 2.x?

  6. Why do you want backwards compatibility?

  7. What are you most worried about with installing/upgrading LJ?

  8. What part of the (LJ) installation process causes the most pain?

  9. What kind of configurations of LJ/Apache/mod_perl do you have?

  10. Additional comments/insights/suggestions? Any questions you think I should have asked?


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