[ic] Running Interchange 5 with Plack

Sam Batschelet sbatschelet at mac.com
Wed Nov 11 00:19:54 UTC 2015

> On Nov 10, 2015, at 5:16 PM, Andrew Baerg <andrew at pullingshots.ca> wrote:
> On 15-10-30 07:56 AM, Josh Lavin wrote:
>> Quoting Sam Batschelet (sbatschelet at mac.com):
>>>> On Oct 29, 2015, at 7:08 PM, Josh Lavin <jlavin at endpoint.com> wrote:
>>>> Quoting Sam Batschelet (sbatschelet at mac.com):
>>>>> Fellow innovators, 
>>>>> I wanted to share my research on running Interchange 5 with Plack.
>>>>> Recently a lot of my development has been with Dancer and the
>>>>> preferred stack is typically something like Nginx, Plack and Starman.
>>>>> After listening to a few people looking for alternatives to Apache and
>>>>> reluctancy to use Nginx with FastCGI with Interchange. I wondered
>>>>> would it be possible to run Interchange 5 in a NPS stack. I started
>>>>> researching existing modules and came across Plack::App::CGIBin
>>>>> written by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa.
>>>> Hey Sam, I just heard from a guy who works at a hosting company that
>>>> they are using Plack::App::WrapCGI, which is nearly identical to this.
>>>> It has worked well for them to migrate away from ye olde cgi scripts.
>>> Josh thanks for the followup on this. Was he also connecting Plack to
>>> C compiled scripts? At the conference Andrew Baerg was very interested
>>> in this approach for IC5. He was going to do a bunch of testing and
>>> see if he ran into any issues. I think understanding better how this
>>> works with C and testing it throughly is the next step. Perhaps we can
>>> even get some camps setup to test. If anyone is interested in testing
>>> this on existing IC5 projects in there development environments,
>>> please report your results. This information would be very valuable.
>>> If you need any help setting this up please reach out the ML or
>>> #interchange and I can share my experiences.
>> No, I think it was just straight-up Perl scripts.
> I can confirm that both Plack::App::CGIBin and Plack::App:WrapCGI work
> with Interchange5! Plack::App::CGIBin actually uses WrapCGI in the
> background.
> To enable all catalogs:
> plackup -MPlack::App::CGIBin -e 'Plack::App::CGIBin->new(root =>
> "/path/to/interchange/bin/catalogs/")->to_app'
> Or just a single catalog:
> plackup --path /CATALOG -MPlack::App::WrapCGI -e
> "Plack::App::WrapCGI->new(script =>
> '/path/to/interchange/bin/catalogs/CATALOG', execute => 1)->to_app"
> We are currently setting this up in our dev environment and will be
> testing it out in production soon!

Great!  Thanks for the update Andrew and please keep us posted on your progress.


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