Webserver/app in a box

IvorW combobulus at xemaps.com
Wed Jul 19 15:04:42 BST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Makepeace [mailto:paulm at paulm.com]
> Sent: 19 July 2006 14:45
> To: London.pm Perl M[ou]ngers
> Subject: Webserver/app in a box
> I'm thinking of replacing a Windows app with a webserver+perl+HTML rig
> running locally on said Windows box, (`a la Amphetadesk, for those
> that know that RSS aggregator) and wondering if anyone's had any
> experience and what tools are out there to make this easy, both for a
> developer in terms of packaging, and deployment to the end user who
> may have no technical installation knowledge beyond clicking setup.exe
> and following a wizard's "Next" buttons.
> (If you feel like you're good at this, there may be some low-budget
> (one to two hundred quid) work going for a few hours effort..)

I've used Imatix webserver Xitami with some success - it's considerably more lightweight than apache, and it works out of the box.

In terms of the perl, you might want to look at the latest flavour of vanillaperl or strawberry perl.

As an alternative, if you have a separate build PC, you could use PAR to save needing a perl installation on the client.

My £0.02.

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