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From Frank Maas <frank.m...@cheiron-it.nl>
Subject Re: mod_perl presence at OSCON (and other CONs) is at danger
Date Tue, 08 Jun 2004 22:12:23 GMT
On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 05:43:23PM -0400, Perrin Harkins wrote:
> 
> > With this background, I found the documentation on mod_perl 2
> > difficult for a new user.
> 
> As you say, this is partly because you chose to start with
> Apache/mod_perl 2.  The documentation for mod_perl 1 is more
> approachable for newbies at the moment, and it is where I would point
> any new person wanting to learn mod_perl.

Still, and just to add my 2 cts, I see the 1.0 - 2.0 dilemma as one
of the large drawbacks at the moment. Almost all new distros are
equipped with Apache 2 and thus MP2. But as you say: the documen-
tation is not that good yet, nor are the books. And (big problem!)
not all modules are usable under MP2. I recently tried to migrate
to MP2 (from MP1), but stopped that performance when it looked like
it would cost too much time without a certain chance to success.

So the choice is for MP1 then. But this means installing Apache 1.3,
not benefitting from new features and the guarantee that one is 
using "ancient technique".

Now please, don't read this as MP-bashing, but if you want to 
attrackt new people, this is certainly worth some attention.
I for one would love to visit your talks, but unfortunately it
is too costly to jump the ocean (or even travel far into Europe).
Will try to catch up with your slides though.

--Frank

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