[Ironruby-core] IIS Deployment

Joe Fiorini joe at faithfulgeek.org
Thu Jun 19 17:03:56 EDT 2008

Not sure which version of IIS you are running, but Mike Volodarsky, a former
IIS Team Member, has a guide to running RoR on IIS on his blog:

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Ivan Porto Carrero <ivan at flanders.co.nz>

> I think august is cutting it a little close. I have no idea how much time
> you've already spent on it, so dunno if a rewrite in a diff technology is
> the way to go. And you can deploy RoR to IIS. If you want I can send you a
> white paper. THe idea is that you forward all the requests to a mongrel.
> I haven't had much luck with the FastCGI that the IIS team provides. It
> just doesn't want to do it for me. But using mongrels/thin does work for
> me.
> When IronRuby then comes into its own you can always switch to run that app
> on IronRuby \
> my 2c.
> Cheers
> Ivan
> On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 8:49 AM, Josh Charles <josh.charles at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I have a Ruby on Rails codebase that is only partially completed.  Due
>> to circumstances beyond my control, the production server must be IIS,
>> and there is absolutely no way to change this.  Deployment is
>> currently due in mid August, basically two months away.  My question
>> is this.  What are the chances the IronRuby project will be ready to
>> handle something like this at that point in time?  Should I basically
>> take what we have and rewrite it in something like ASP.NET MVC?
>> I've spent sometime working and thinking about ways to make this
>> happen.  My approach, which is probably terrible, was to take the
>> Web.Routing assembly in a regular ASP.NET application, create a
>> catch-all route and pass all the information to the dispatch.rb file.
>> Granted, I haven't actually got this to work, and this is probably a
>> horrible way to do this.
>> In any case, with deployment two months away, I need to make the
>> decision now to stick with Rails, or make the switch over...
>> Sincerely,
>> Josh
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