I’m happy to announce the 0.2.0 release of Mongrel – the fastest
HTTP 1.1 library Ruby has yet.
Special thanks to Tom Copland for setting up my RubyForge goodness,
and to Why for kicking in time to get the Camping examples up to snuff.
This release should strike a good balance between being fast and
being stable on all platforms.
== Gems And Source
You can get this release of Mongrel via RubyGems in the usual way:
gem install mongrel
Please let me know if this don’t install. You can also hit the
project page and download a full .tgz source file if you hate RubyGems.
This release mostly just focuses on the core of Mongrel. I’ve done
just about everything I know to make it the fastest thing possible
short of sacrificing goats and small children (but there was this one
dude on IRC). I’ll leave it to others to compare for now but the
main purpose of this release is to do any final fine tunings and
really pound on it to make it stable.
The other major change is that the HttpResponse class is now fully
functioning and should be easy for people to use. It does not
support the CGI library yet but I’ve got devious evil plans to set my
skills on the CGI library as well.
This example is from the examples/simpletest.rb file:
class SimpleHandler < Mongrel::HttpHandler
def process(request, response)
response.start(200) do |head,out|
head[“Content-Type”] = “text/plain”
h = Mongrel::HttpServer.new(“0.0.0.0”, “3000”)
Doesn’t really do much but demonstrates the main meat of the system.
Why has also written some Camping (http://rubyforge.org/projects/
camping) samples which should work with the svn version of Camping.
== Next Steps
I’d love for people to break the hell out of it and post me some bug
reports. I’ve tried to do everything I can, but I’m going to get
ahold of some HTTP fuzzing stuff and see if I can’t do any further
I’m also looking for smart people who might have opinions on Mongrel,
what it does, and specifically how you can see using it with your web
application framework. Feel free to join the Mongrel mailing list at
http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/mongrel-users and start tossing
the ideas around.
Enjoy and let me know what you think.
Zed A. Shaw