[OSM-dev] osm on rails

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu Jul 20 15:21:41 BST 2006

* @ 20/07/06 11:40:16 AM richard at systemeD.net wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> >With rails, hacking on the server at home would be much easier as it
> >runs on anything and is much simpler to hack on than setting up apache
> >etc. The unicode stuff becomes easier. Certain bits will be sped up and
> >it'll become much easier to add features that I want to. The big apache
> >rewrite directives won't be needed and the code becomes somewhat easier
> >to read and maintain. I've hacked a bit on it and given that OSM is
> >already in ruby it's going quickly.
> >
> >Any thoughts?
> Easy installation is definitely good. Installing mod_ruby and eruby is  
> making my brain hurt.
> Only concern I'd raise is that stability is a real virtue. The move to  
> REST happened two days after I'd worked out how to use XML-RPC, now  
> this just after I've got mod_ruby working (though not eruby, yet).  
> Obviously that's coincidence, but moving around too frequently doesn't  
> encourage developers. I'd say go for Rails if we're going to stick  
> with it.

Yes I agree... I'm hoping this'll be the last major change. I'm not
planning to change the API substantially (though stuff will be added) so
the REST api will look much like what it does now but move to 0.4 I

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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