[Ironruby-core] IIS Deployment
joe at faithfulgeek.org
Thu Jun 19 18:37:49 EDT 2008
Good luck Josh. If you're going to go with MVC make sure they have
ASP.NET3.5 Framework installed.
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Josh Charles <josh.charles at gmail.com>
> Thank you both for your replies. There's only about 40 man-hours in
> the project so far, so it is possible (though unpreferable) to do a
> rewrite in MVC.
> I have looked at the papers on running Rails on IIS using both mongrel
> and fast-cgi, but unfortunately, both of these are unfeasible. The
> deployment is going to be a sub-site for a public university.
> Originally, it didn't seem like it would be a problem to have a linux
> server setup, but now things are being locked down tight, so
> basically, all I'm going to have access to is x-copy deployment (and a
> database script that can be run). So I won't have any access to the
> server, and the servers guys have absolutely no interest in supporting
> anything they don't already support. So basically, IIS and SQL Server
> is what I get.
> I had already been looking at the IronRuby project, so I thought I
> would go ahead and ask.
> Thanks again,
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Joe Fiorini <joe at faithfulgeek.org> wrote:
> > Not sure which version of IIS you are running, but Mike Volodarsky, a
> > IIS Team Member, has a guide to running RoR on IIS on his
> > blog:
> > HTH!
> > Joe
> > On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Ivan Porto Carrero <ivan at flanders.co.nz
> > wrote:
> >> I think august is cutting it a little close. I have no idea how much
> >> you've already spent on it, so dunno if a rewrite in a diff technology
> >> the way to go. And you can deploy RoR to IIS. If you want I can send you
> >> 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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