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From "Jorge Schrauwen" <jorge.schrau...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Perception of bloat & complication
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:23:08 GMT
On Dec 13, 2007 10:22 AM, Vincent Bray <noodlet@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey kids,
>
> As well as spending far too much time in #apache I occasionally chip
> in on the #rubyonrails irc channel. Quite frequently when people ask
> questions about apache there the response is to use this or that other
> web server/load balancer instead. Lighttpd, nginx & pound seem to be
> popular alternative recommendations.
>
> I've asked a few times why people say these things and the responses
> tend to include:
>
>  * Apache's too complex to configure
>  * Apache's bloated
>  * Apache does too much stuff I don't need
>  * Apache's slow
>
> Generally people make pains to say that the slowness thing is
> perceived and not important, perhaps realising that they're talking in
> a rails channel :-)
>
> So I'm wondering what can be done about any of this. Perhaps:
>
>  * Remove obsolete modules from the default build
>  * Reduce the size of the default config files
>  * Document minimal/specialist configurations


I find the new config files in 2.2 a huge step forward compared to 2.0.
We could prove some fequently used configs on the wiki for example (thats
what its for isn't it ;))
But the problem with prividing a few base configs (minimal, rails optimazed,
proxy examples,...) is that they need to be maintained.

A update of mod_xyz may require to update most/some of the example configs
too. So thats a lot of work load.

But I do feel a small repo with a few ready to use in situation X or Y
config would be very welcome for al ot ofo users.

Just my to 2 cents


>
>  * Make mod_proxy_balancer less confusing
>
> The third option is the only one here I feel I can help with. Can I
> have a show of hands on the idea of creating a section of the docs to
> demonstrate minimal and specialist configurations? After all, there's
> only *one* mandatory directive (Listen).
>
>  [ ] Yes please
>  [ ] No, because:
>  [ ] Meh
>
> --
> noodl
>
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-- 
~Jorge

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