Deployment options with Merb or Camping


#1

Hi all,

Sorry if this is off topic, I’ll be happy to post elsewhere if it’s
inappropriate. (Pointer please)

I have a light weight web app that I would like to get going and I think
that rails is way overkill and will be a bit slow for this. Some basic
pages, but a lot of ajax, and image re-sizing. I would like a threaded
env
(I think) to deal with this.

I’ve seen stuff on camping and merb floating around the list, but where
do
you get these hosted? Merb seems to have it’s own equivelant to
mongrel,
and I’m not sure I even know what happens with camping.

Where do you host either of these apps?

Cheers
Daniel


#2

Daniel N wrote:

I’ve seen stuff on camping and merb floating around the list, but where do
you get these hosted? Merb seems to have it’s own equivelant to mongrel,
and I’m not sure I even know what happens with camping.

Where do you host either of these apps?

We have several customers running Camping applications on our servers.

For example, I installed JunebugWiki (built with camping) on one of our
hosting servers and am running that behind Nginx rather well.

I also believe a few customers are playing with merb, but I don’t
anticipate any problems figuring out a way to get those to apps to run.

Robby


#3

On 2/9/07, Robby R. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:t either of
these apps?

We have several customers running Camping applications on our servers.

For example, I installed JunebugWiki (built with camping) on one of our
hosting servers and am running that behind Nginx rather well.

I also believe a few customers are playing with merb, but I don’t
anticipate any problems figuring out a way to get those to apps to run.

Can this run on any of the hosting plans or is it only for higher end
plans.

Also, I’m having a hard time finding any tutorial style writeups for
either
of these.

Is there anyone who could point me to these if they exist?

Thanx


#4

Daniel N wrote:

I also believe a few customers are playing with merb, but I don’t
anticipate any problems figuring out a way to get those to apps to run.

Can this run on any of the hosting plans or is it only for higher end
plans.

All of our levels, you’re constraints are memory, disk space, etc. Not
cool ruby frameworks. :wink:

Also, I’m having a hard time finding any tutorial style writeups for either
of these.

Is there anyone who could point me to these if they exist?

The JunebugWiki has an install page, which was helpful and if you stop
by our IRC channel when you’re trying to set it up, we can help you work
it out. It’s always possible someone in the channel has done it and
hasn’t added it to our docs site yet (running on camping, btw).

Cheers,

Robby


#5

Daniel N wrote:

I’ve seen stuff on camping and merb floating around the list, but where do
you get these hosted? Merb seems to have it’s own equivelant to mongrel,
and I’m not sure I even know what happens with camping.

I like Nitro when I don’t need one or another feature of the Rails suite
and don’t want the overhead. It plays very well with Mongrel, and I
expect you can deploy with capistrano without too much trouble.

http://www.nitroproject.org/


James B.

http://www.rubyaz.org - Hacking in the Desert
http://www.jamesbritt.com - Playing with Better Toys


#6

On Feb 8, 2007, at 7:28 PM, Daniel N wrote:

threaded env
Cheers
Daniel

Daniel-

Merb uses Mongrel so any host that allows Mongrel will work with
merb. Mongrel need to be at least version 0.3.18 though. You don’t
even have to get a gem installed as you can freeze the merb framework
into the app and deploy it as one code base.

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#7

On 2/8/07, Daniel N removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I’ve seen stuff on camping and merb floating around the list, but where do
you get these hosted? Merb seems to have it’s own equivelant to mongrel,
and I’m not sure I even know what happens with camping.

Where do you host either of these apps?

Cheers
Daniel

Hi Daniel!
Deploying camping applications is pretty simple with Evan W.'s
"rv"0. On his blog there are also a bunch of great camping
articles.

Camping deploys to Mongrel, like a rails or merb application, or you
can use FCGI or WEBrick. It’s very flexible.

You can ask questions in #camping on irc.freenode.net