I kept getting a very weird question about Mongrel
(http://mongrel.rubyforge.org) and SCGI that I think really needs to be
** Mongrel is not SCGI and will never need, use, require, or interact
SCGI (unless someone wants to write the handler for it). **
For some reason people have been under the impression that Mongrel
uses or interacts with my other project SCGI Rails Runner. SRR was my
previous attempt at making it easier to serve Ruby web applications.
Mongrel is a completely different beast but with the same goals:
platform neutral, framework agnostic, fast as hell web services. It
almost be considered SRR 2.0 in that it drops the SCGI protocol and just
goes straight HTTP, but also since it has major architectural
** Other than my authorship there is no connection to Mongrel and SRR.
For those of you who need pictures I’ve added a FAQ related to this
If anyone has some clues as to how this misconception may have come
(other than people not reading) then let me know so I can fix that up.
This has been a service announcement from your friendly neighborhood
Zed A. Shaw