[Mongrel] [ANN] Mongrel Upload Progress 0.2 -- With Instructions and Examples

Zed Shaw zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Mon Sep 4 19:37:39 EDT 2006

Hi Folks,

I'm sure tons of people are gonna ruin a whole drawer of their best
panties over this one.

Rick Olson worked on the mongrel_upload_progress gem, documentation and
examples and has almost everything you need to do progress tracked file
uploads using just Mongrel to handle the upload.  This means that Rails
(or any other framework) isn't blocked while the upload happens, and
that the user gets nice status.

Here's Rick's blog post:


You can watch a snazzy video of Rick playing with it at:


Then you can read the instructions and get sample code from:


Which includes installation instructions, sample rhtml forms,
javascript, and Rails actions to get you started.  It's not limited to
Rails though, that's just the example Rick did, since, well, Rick does

This is still early, so patches and suggestions are welcome.

And everyone should thank Rick and _why_t_l_s for working on this with
me at RailsConf, and especially Rick for doing the heavy lifting of
integrating it with Rails and documenting it.


The m_u_p gem is also a good example of writing a fairly complex plugin
for Mongrel that is easy to install.  Take a look if you want to do
similar fancy hackery.

Zed A. Shaw
http://www.lingr.com/room/3yXhqKbfPy8 -- Come get help.

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